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The Emerald City Jazz Kings 2015-16
In The Mood
James Dorsey
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Legendary saxophonist, conductor, songwriter and composer Jimmy Dosey was a saxophonist in orchestras including those of Paul Whiteman, Red Nichols, and the California Ramblers during the 1920s, formed an orchestra with his brother, Tommy Dorsey, lasting from 1933 to 1935, and then led his own orchestra, rejoining Tommy's orchestra in 1953 and taking over the orchestra at Tommy's death. He made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1941, his chief musical collaborators included Larry Clinton, Paul Mertz, and James Van Heusen.
Dorsey recorded and composed the jazz and pop standards "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)" and "It's The Dreamer In Me". His other major recordings were "Tailspin", "John Silver", "So Many Times", "Amapola", "Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)", "Pennies from Heaven" with Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and Frances Langford, "Grand Central Getaway", and "So Rare". He played clarinet on the seminal jazz standards "Singin' the Blues" in 1927 and the original 1930 recording of "Georgia on My Mind", both inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Artwork
 John Silver
(1938)
Music by Jimmy Dorsey, Ray Krise
 Contrasts
(1939)
Music by Jimmy Dorsey
 I'm Glad There Is You
(1941)
Words & music by Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira
 Sunset Strip
(1944)
Music by Jimmy Dorsey, Sonny Burke
 Super Chief
(1946)
Music by Jimmy Dorsey, Lou Carter, Herb Ellis
James Dorsey works are featured in these The Jazz Kings 2015-16 events:
Friday Jan 29
7:30 pIn The Mood 1939-42
Saturday Jan 30
2:00 pIn The Mood 1939-42
Thursday Feb 4
7:30 pIn The Mood 1939-42
Sunday Feb 7
2:00 pIn The Mood 1939-42
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