Quentin Jackson

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 vocalist, instrumentalist, trombone  
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  
(Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jackson, Quentin," accessed May 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109233.

Jackson, Quentin. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109233.

"Jackson, Quentin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 May 2021.

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