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Pee Wee Russell

Pee Wee Russell (1906-69) played the clarinet like no one else, combining a uniquely growling, wailing attack with solos that constantly carved out new directions. Geoffrey Smith surveys a jazz original whose career encompassed Chicago Dixieland and Thelonious Monk.

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Sun 16 Aug 2015 00:00

Music Played

  • Miff Mole, Pee Wee Russell & Red Nichols

    Riverboat Shuffle

    • The Land of Jazz.
    • Topaz.
    • 1.
  • Mound City Blue Blowers & Coleman Hawkins

    If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

    • Ken Burns Jazz Coleman Hawkins.
    • Verve.
    • 2.
  • The Rhythmakers

    Margie

    Performer: Billy Banks and His Orchestra. Performer: Henry “Red” Allen. Performer: Pee Wee Russell. Performer: Joe Sullivan. Performer: Eddie Condon. Performer: Jack Bland. Performer: Al Morgan. Performer: Zutty Singleton. Performer: The Rhythmakers.
    • The Rhythmakers 1932.
    • Retrieval.
    • 2.
  • The Rhythmakers

    Oh Peter (You're So Nice)

    Performer: Billy Banks and His Orchestra. Performer: Henry “Red” Allen. Performer: Pee Wee Russell. Performer: Joe Sullivan. Performer: Eddie Condon. Performer: Jack Bland. Performer: Al Morgan. Performer: Zutty Singleton. Performer: The Rhythmakers.
    • The Rhythmakers 1932.
    • Retrieval.
    • 3.
  • Pee Wee Russell

    Love Is Just Around The Corner

    Performer: Bobby Hackett. Performer: Bud Freeman. Performer: George Wettling. Performer: Pee Wee Russell.
    • The Land of Jazz.
    • Topaz.
    • 9.
  • Pee Wee Russell

    Strut Miss Lizzie

    Performer: Max Kaminsky. Performer: Brad Gowans. Performer: Joe Bushkin. Performer: Pee Wee Russell.
    • The Land of Jazz.
    • Topaz.
    • 15.
  • Pee Wee Russell

    Keeping Out of Mischief Now

    Performer: Jess Stacy. Performer: Sid Weiss. Performer: George Wettling. Performer: Pee Wee Russell.
    • The Land of Jazz.
    • Topaz.
    • 22.
  • Max Kaminsky

    Stuyvesant Blues

    Performer: Pee Wee Russell. Performer: Miff Mole. Performer: Joe Sullivan. Performer: Jack Lesberg. Performer: George Whettling. Performer: Max Kaminsky And His Dixieland Band.
    • Windy City Jazz.
    • Concert Hall Society.
    • 3.
  • Pee Wee Russell

    Lulu's Back In Town

    Performer: Buck Clayton. Performer: Tommy Flanagan. Performer: Wendell Marshall. Performer: Osie Johnson. Performer: Pee Wee Russell.
    • Swingin' With Pee Wee.
    • FONTANA.
    • 4.
  • Pee Wee Russell & Coleman Hawkins

    If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

    Performer: Pee Wee Russell & Coleman Hawkins. Performer: Pee Wee Russell. Performer: Coleman Hawkins.
    • Jazz Reunion.
    • Candid.
    • 1.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Blue Monk

    Performer: Charlie Rouse. Performer: Pee Wee Russell. Performer: Butch Warren. Performer: Frankie Dunlop. Performer: Thelonious Monk. Performer: Pee Wee Russell.
    • Miles and Monk at Newport.
    • Columbia.
    • 6.
  • Pee Wee Russell

    Pee Wee's Blues

    Performer: Charlie Haden. Performer: Steve Kuhn. Performer: Marty Morell. Performer: Whitney Balliett. Performer: Pee Wee Russell.
    • The College Concert of Pee Wee Russell and Henry Red Allen.
    • Impulse.
    • 1.

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