Edward Inge

Edward Inge (May 7, 1906 – October 8, 1988) was an American jazz arranger and reedist.

Inge was raised in Kansas City and played clarinet from age 12. He played with George Reynolds's Orchestra when he was 18, then worked with Dewey Jackson, Art Sims & His Creole Roof Orchestra, and Oscar Young in the 1920s. In 1930, he became a member of McKinney's Cotton Pickers, then was offered a spot in Don Redman's band in 1931, where he played until 1939. From there he replaced Don Byas in Andy Kirk's band, remaining with Kirk until 1943.

After the early 1940s Inge became more in demand as an arranger, writing charts for Louis Armstrong, Redman, and Jimmie Lunceford among many others over the course of his career. He led his own band in Cleveland in the middle of the 1940s, then worked out of Buffalo, New York in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1960s he played with Cecil Johnson, and in the 1970s with C.Q. Price.

Inge's recording credits include work with The Mills Brothers, Cab Calloway, and The Boswell Sisters.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 7th, 1906 (Kansas City), Died October 8th, 1988

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, saxophone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-64056 10-in. 12/17/1930 You're driving me crazy McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Dave Wilborn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
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, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BS-030354 10-in. 12/6/1938 I got ya Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030355 10-in. 12/6/1938 I'm playing solitaire Don Redman Orchestra ; Quentin Jackson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030356 10-in. 12/6/1938 Auld lang syne Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-030357 10-in. 12/6/1938 Sweet Leilani Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
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, saxophone  
Victor BS-030359 10-in. 12/6/1938 Down home rag Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Decca 67893 10-in. 6/25/1940 Fine and mellow Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 67894 10-in. 6/25/1940 Scratching in the gravel Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 67895 10-in. 6/25/1940 Fifteen minute intermission Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 67896 10-in. 6/25/1940 Take those blues away Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 67917 10-in. 7/8/1940 Now I lay me down to dream Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 67918 10-in. 7/8/1940 There is no greater love Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 67919 10-in. 7/8/1940 Midnight stroll Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 67920 10-in. 7/8/1940 Little Miss Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 68317 10-in. 11/7/1940 The Count Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 68318 10-in. 11/7/1940 Twelfth Street rag Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 68319 10-in. 11/7/1940 When I saw you Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 68363 10-in. 11/18/1940 If I feel this way tomorrow Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 68364 10-in. 11/18/1940 Or have I ? Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 68365 10-in. 11/18/1940 Baby dear Kansas City Seven ; Mary Lou Williams instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 68366 10-in. 11/18/1940 Harmony blues Kansas City Seven ; Mary Lou Williams instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 68546 10-in. 1/3/1941 Cuban boogie woogie Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Inge, Edward," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113595.

Inge, Edward. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113595.

"Inge, Edward." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 December 2020.

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