Rex Stewart

Born 22 February 1907. Died 7 September 1967
Rex Stewart
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1907-02-22
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Rex Stewart

Rex Stewart Biography (Wikipedia)

Rex William Stewart (February 22, 1907 – September 7, 1967) was an American jazz cornetist best remembered for his work with the Duke Ellington orchestra.

After stints with Elmer Snowden, Fletcher Henderson, Horace Henderson, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, and Luis Russell, Stewart joined the Ellington band in 1934, replacing Freddie Jenkins. Duke Ellington arranged many of his pieces to showcase Stewart's half-valve effects, muted sound, and forceful style.

Stewart co-wrote "Boy Meets Horn" and "Morning Glory" while with Ellington, and frequently supervised outside recording sessions by members of the Ellington band. After eleven years Stewart left to lead his own groups - " little swing bands, that were a perfect setting for his solo playing." He also toured Europe and Australia with Jazz at the Philharmonic from 1947 to 1951. He made a cameo appearance in Jacques Becker's 1949 film Rendezvous in July. From the early 1950s on he worked in radio and television and published highly regarded jazz criticism. The book Jazz Masters of the Thirties is a selection of his criticism. Stewart also wrote for Playboy, Down Beat and several other publications during his life. He lived in upstate New York after purchasing a 100+ year old farmhouse. He hosted a jazz radio program in Troy, New York and owned a small restaurant for a very short time near a drag racing stadium in Vermont. While living in France, he attended the Cordon Bleu school of cooking and dedicated his life to being a fine cook.

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Montana, Rex Stewart, Norther & Kiki Kyte
Breathe
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Breathe
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Yellow Dog Blues
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Yellow Dog Blues
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Montmartre
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Montmartre
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Shake It And Break It
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Shake It And Break It
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Cotton Tail
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Cotton Tail
Catsis, SAGER, Smith, Rex Stewart, Waddington & The Pop Group
We Are All Prostitutes
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We Are All Prostitutes
The Sound Of Jazz, Henry “Red” Allen, Rex Stewart, Pee Wee Russell, Coleman Hawkins, Vic Dickenson, Nat Pierce, Danny Barker, Milt Hinton, Jo Jones & The Sound Of Jazz
Rosetta
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Rosetta
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Footloose
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Footloose
Duke Ellington
Rockin' In Rhythm
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Rockin' In Rhythm
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Subtle Slough
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Subtle Slough
Duke Ellington
Dusk
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Dusk
Duke Ellington
Across The Track Blues
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Across The Track Blues
Juan Tizol
Conga Brava
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Conga Brava
Duke Ellington
Chatterbox
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Chatterbox
The Duke Ellington Sextet
Indigo Echoes
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Indigo Echoes
Duke Ellington
I've Got To Be A Rug-Cutter
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I've Got To Be A Rug-Cutter
Rex Stewart
Diga Diga Doo
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Diga Diga Doo
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Rexatious
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Rexatious
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