Jackie Mills

Jackie Mills (born March 11, 1922, New York City - died March 22, 2010, Beaumont, California) was an American jazz drummer.

Mills first learned guitar before picking up drums when he was ten years old. He played in the swing groups of Charlie Barnet and Boyd Raeburn in the 1940s, then with Jazz at the Philharmonic, Gene Norman, Babe Russin, Mannie Klein, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Rene Touzet, Sonny Criss, Andre Previn, Lionel Hampton, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, and Red Norvo. Later in the 1940s he became interested in bebop and began playing in a style influenced by Max Roach. He began playing with Harry James in 1949, working with him through the late 1950s. He recorded as a session musician in the 1950s, including with Gerry Wiggins and Anita O'Day, and did production work for Columbia, MGM, Mainstream, Capitol and Liberty Records, founding the Larrabee Sound Studios. He occasionally recorded in the 1960s, including with Freddie Roach in 1966 and Dodo Marmarosa in 1978, but was chiefly active as a record executive in his later career.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 11th, 1922 (Brooklyn), Died March 22nd, 2010

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 39 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 80008 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 1 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80009 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 2 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80010 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 3 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80011 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 4 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80448 1/24/1951 Sweet Adeline Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80449 1/24/1951 Diane Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80450 1/24/1951 Marcheta Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84171 3/18/1953 Sentimental journey Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84172 3/18/1953 In a sentimental mood Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84173 3/18/1953 Sentimental baby Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84174 3/18/1953 Sentimental and melancholy Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84175 3/18/1953 Sentimental me and romantic you Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84176 3/18/1953 (I love you) For sentimental reasons Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84177 3/18/1953 Blue and sentimental Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84335 4/15/1953 Turbans on parade (Arab dance) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84336 4/15/1953 Not so Spanish, please (Spanish dance) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84337 4/15/1953 Hour glass special (Dance of the hours) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84338 4/15/1953 Sentimental and melancholy Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84541 5/18/1953 The touch of your hand Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84542 5/18/1953 Wunderbar Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84543 5/18/1953 Falling in love with love Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84552 5/19/1953 Tenderly Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84553 5/19/1953 The most beautiful girl in the world Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84554 5/19/1953 I wonder who's kissing her now Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 84555 5/19/1953 Charmaine Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 39 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mills, Jackie," accessed March 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331771.

Mills, Jackie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331771.

"Mills, Jackie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 6 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/331771

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