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JIMMY MCPARTLAND - CORNETIST & TRUMPETER

Autographed 2nd state, matte, double-weight photograph to my pal Al White.  Al White produced this photograph from another photograph, so technically it is an original Al White photograph.

McPartland (1907-1991) and Bud Freeman were boyhood friends.  They both played in the Austin High Gang and then the Wolverines.  Together, with Eddie Condon, they founded Chicago Jazz, their offshoot of Dixieland.  McPartland and Freeman often played together throughout their careers.  He played in Art Kassel’s Band in 1926 and in 1927 McPartland and Freeman joined Ben Pollack’s band in New York City.  The young Jack Teagarden and Glenn Miller were the trombone section of the band. Members of the band would often moonlight as sidemen in the Broadway pit bands on their nights off from Pollack. (He also recorded with the Chicagoans in 1927.) He remained with Pollack until 1929 opting to play as he chose with other bands in the City. Then from 1933-1935 he played with Harry Reser’s Band.  He went back to Chicago in 1935’s and led two bands, The Embassy Four and an unnamed band that played at The Three Deuces in which he led the band, sung and hosted.  Prior to his enlistment during World War II he played in Jack Teagarden’s Big Band.  He was part of the Normandy Invasion and after serving his combat time, he organized USO tours.  While in Europe he married British pianist Marian Page (his second wife) and when they returned to the U.S. in 1946, he built a band around her.  Five years later, as McPartland’s suggestion she formed her own combo so she could play her music.  In 1950, fancying himself an actor, he was a regular for a year on Windy City Jamboree, part of the Dumont Network.  He then played in stride pianist Willie “The Lion” Smith’s Band in New York City.  The band won a Grammy for the film sound track for the 1954 film, “After Hours”.  He played in an episode of the Alcoa Hour, which led to him being cast in a production of “Show Boat” at Jones Beach in Long Island.  He an Marian divorced in 1967 but remained friends and continued to occasionally play together.  They remarried two weeks before his death.

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