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

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  
Decca 106807 3/16/1959 Little white lies Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106808 3/18/1959 Coral rock Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106809 3/18/1959 Aqua-tonic Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106810 3/18/1959 Maroon Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106811 3/18/1959 Black and tan fantasy Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106812 3/18/1959 Mood indigo Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106813 3/18/1959 Blue serge Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106814 3/18/1959 Golden cress Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106815 3/18/1959 The moon was yellow Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 106816 3/18/1959 Down of a greenhorn Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 115661 2/4/1965 No pity in the naked city Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 115662 2/4/1965 Better play it safe Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 115663 2/4/1965 Star dust Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 115664 2/4/1965 She'll be there Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 115665 2/4/1965 No time out Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116062 5/10/1965 No pity in the naked city Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116800 12/3/1965 Do you say you wanna dance Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116801 12/3/1965 Soul galore Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116802 12/3/1965 Let me build Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116803 12/3/1965 I've got to get back (Country boy) Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116804 12/3/1965 All my lovin' Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116899 1/11/1966 I got my mind made up Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116900 1/11/1966 3 days, 1 hour, 30 minutes Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116901 1/11/1966 What's done in the dark (Will one day come to light)-1 Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116902 1/11/1966 Your loss, my gain-1 Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116903 1/11/1966 Everything's gonna be fine Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116904 1/11/1966 Brand new thing, part 1 Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 116905 1/11/1966 Brand new thing, part 2 Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trombone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jackson, Quentin," accessed June 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109233.

Jackson, Quentin. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109233.

"Jackson, Quentin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 June 2021.

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