Label: Rarities - No. 37 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Easy Listening
Albert Edwin Condon November 16, — August 4, was an American jazz banjoist, guitarist, and bandleader. A leading figure in Chicago jazz, he also played piano and sang. Agnes and Bloom High School. After playing ukulelehe switched to banjo and was a professional musician by When he was 15 years old, he received his first union card in Waterloo, Iowa.
He was based in Chicago for most of the s, and played with such jazz notables as Bix BeiderbeckeJack Teagardenand Frank Teschemacher. InCondon moved to New York City. He frequently arranged The Eddie Condon Band - 1945 sessions for The Eddie Condon Band - 1945 record labels, sometimes playing with the artists he brought to the recording studios, including Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller.
He organised racially integrated recording sessions—when these were still rare—with Waller, Armstrong and Henry 'Red' Allen. He played with the band of Red Nichols for a time. Later, from he had a long association with Milt Gabler 's Commodore Records. A handful of records were issued under his own name: a July 28, two-song session was recorded for OKehbut only issued in England.
A further session on February 8, yielded a record issued under the name "Eddie Hot Shots" and issued on Victor 's hot dance series. Ina further two sessions City Gone Red - Gorillaz Vs. Log S. - 2CD Pack: Fear Of A White Planet (2010 Remaster) & Real Horror recorded for Brunswick consisting of 6 recordings, only 2 of which were released in the US.
From on, Condon recorded for Commodore and one session for Decca. From the late s on he was a regular at the Manhattan jazz club Nick's. The sophisticated variation on Dixieland music which Condon and his colleagues created there came to be nicknamed "Nicksieland.
Condon did a series of jazz radio broadcasts, Eddie Condon's Jazz Concertsfrom New York's Town Hall during —45  which were nationally popular. These recordings survive, and have been issued on the Jazzology label. In the s Condon recorded a sequence of classic The Eddie Condon Band - 1945 for Columbia Records. His last tour was inwhen he took a band to Australia and Japan.
Billy Banksa The Eddie Condon Band - 1945 who had recorded with Condon and Pee Wee Russell inand had lived in obscurity in Japan for many years, turned up at one of the concerts: Pee Wee asked him "have you got any more gigs? A latter-day collaborator, clarinetist Kenny Daverndescribed a Condon gig: "It was always a thrill to get a call from Eddie and with a gig involved even more so. I remember eating beforehand with Bernie Previn, trumpet and Lou McGarity, trombone and everyone being in good spirits.
There was a buzz on, we'd all had a taste and there was a great feel to the music. Condon married fashion copywriter Phyllis Smith in They had two daughters. He was From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. US musician. The Rough Guide to Jazz.
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Vivaldi* - Gloria, Zanesville. United Press International. August 5, Arbors Records. Chicago Tribune. Illinois, Chicago. Retrieved August 15, The Salina Journal. Kansas, Salina. The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Jazz 2nd ed. Retrieved February 8, Categories : births deaths American jazz bandleaders American jazz banjoists American jazz guitarists American male guitarists Dixieland jazz musicians Guitarists from Indiana Musicians from Indiana People from Goodland, Indiana Chiaroscuro Records artists 20th-century American guitarists 20th-century American male musicians Male jazz musicians Dixieland guitarists McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans members.
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