Cecil Irwin

Cecil Irwin (December 7, 1902 – May 3, 1935) was an American jazz reed player and arranger.

Irwin played early in his career with Carroll Dickerson, Erskine Tate, and Junie Cobb before joining Earl Hines's band as a saxophonist and arranger. He worked for several years with Hines in a variety of ensembles, recording with him extensively. He also played during this time as a sideman with Johnny Dodds, Jabbo Smith, King Oliver, and Joe Venuti. In 1935 he was killed in a car crash while on tour in Des Moines, Iowa.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 7th, 1902 (Evanston), Died May 3rd, 1935

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-48883 10-in. 2/13/1929 Sweet Ella May Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-48884 10-in. 2/13/1929 Everybody loves my baby Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-48885 10-in. 2/14/1929 Good little, bad little you Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-48886 10-in. 2/14/1929 Have you ever felt that way? Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-48887 10-in. 2/15/1929 Beau-koo jack Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-48888 10-in. 2/15/1929 Sister Kate Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-50511 10-in. 2/22/1929 Chicago rhythm Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-50523 10-in. 2/25/1929 Can I tell you? King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-50524 10-in. 2/25/1929 Uncle Joe's stomp King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-50525 10-in. 2/25/1929 My good man Sam King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-50526 10-in. 2/25/1929 I can't be worried blues King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57322 10-in. 10/25/1929 Grand piano blues Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57323 10-in. 10/25/1929 Times ain't what they used to be Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57324 10-in. 10/25/1929 Trying Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone, composer  
Victor BVE-57325 10-in. 10/25/1929 Blue nights Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39356 10-in. 2/12/1935 Disappointed in love Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39357 10-in. 2/12/1935 Rhythm lullaby-1 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39358 10-in. 2/12/1935 Japanese sandman-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39359 10-in. 2/12/1935 Bubbling over-1 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39360 10-in. 2/12/1935 Blue because of you-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca 39361 10-in. 2/12/1935 Julia-3 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca C 9461 10-in. 9/12/1934 That's a plenty-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca C 9462 10-in. 9/12/1934 Fat babes-1 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca C 9463 10-in. 9/12/1934 Maple leaf rag-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Decca C 9464 10-in. 9/12/1934 Sweet Georgia Brown-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Irwin, Cecil," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115331.

Irwin, Cecil. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115331.

"Irwin, Cecil." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115331

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