Quentin "Butter" Jackson (born January 13, 1909 in Springfield, Ohio; died October 2, 1976 in New York City) was an American jazz trombonist. In the early stage of his career he worked with Cab Calloway and was in the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Later he did notable work with Charles Mingus, Kenny Burrell, and others.
On her album Dinah Sings Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington did a version of Bessie Smith's "Trombone Cholly" with Jackson on the horn, under the title "Trombone Butter".
Birth and Death Data: Born January 13th, 1909 (Springfield), Died October 2nd, 1976 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1966
Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, vocalist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 53 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-64003||10-in.||7/28/1930||Baby won't you please come home||McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; George Thomas||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Victor||BVE-64055||10-in.||12/17/1930||To whom it may concern||Lois Deppe ; McKinney's Cotton Pickers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Victor||BVE-64058||10-in.||12/18/1930||Come a little closer||Quentin Jackson ; McKinney's Cotton Pickers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, trombone, vocalist|
|Victor||BVE-64608||10-in.||11/4/1930||Never swat a fly||McKinney's Cotton Pickers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Victor||BS-030354||10-in.||12/6/1938||I got ya||Don Redman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Victor||BS-030355||10-in.||12/6/1938||I'm playing solitaire||Don Redman Orchestra ; Quentin Jackson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||vocalist, instrumentalist, trombone|
|Victor||BS-030356||10-in.||12/6/1938||Auld lang syne||Don Redman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Victor||BS-030357||10-in.||12/6/1938||Sweet Leilani||Don Redman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Victor||BS-030358||10-in.||12/6/1938||'Deed I do||Don Redman Orchestra ; Laurel Watson||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Victor||BS-030359||10-in.||12/6/1938||Down home rag||Don Redman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Victor||BS-036964||10-in.||5/18/1939||Baby, won't you please come home||Don Redman Orchestra ; Quentin Jackson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||vocalist|
|Decca||105297||7/14/1958||Steppin' into swing society||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||105298||7/14/1958||Black butterfly||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||105299||7/14/1958||Got my foot in the door||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||105300||7/17/1958||Indelible||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||105301||7/17/1958||Ruint||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||105302||7/17/1958||Frolic Sam||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||105303||7/17/1958||Be patient||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||105304||7/22/1958||If you were in my place||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||105305||7/22/1958||The gal from Joe's||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||105306||7/22/1958||Afternoon moon||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||105307||7/22/1958||Broadway babe||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||105308||7/22/1958||Yearning for love||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||106805||3/16/1959||Cherry pink||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||106806||3/16/1959||Azure||Mercer Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, trombone|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jackson, Quentin," accessed October 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109233.
Jackson, Quentin. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109233.
"Jackson, Quentin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 October 2021.
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