Avery Parrish

James Avery Parrish (January 24, 1917 – December 10, 1959) was an American jazz pianist, composer and arranger. He wrote and recorded "After Hours". Injuries from a bar fight in 1943 ended his career as a pianist.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 24, 1917 (Birmingham), Died December 10, 1959 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 76-79 of 79 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-075527 10-in. 6/29/1942 Bear-mash blues Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-075528 10-in. 6/29/1942 Knock me a kiss Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-075529 10-in. 6/29/1942 'Tain't no good Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-1965 10-in. 11/2/1947 So tired Gus Gordon ; William Johnson ; Musical Notes (Bill Johnson) Male vocal solo, with vocal quartet and jazz quintet composer  
(Results 76-79 of 79 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Parrish, Avery," accessed January 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109800.

Parrish, Avery. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109800.

"Parrish, Avery." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 January 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109800

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