Jimmy Nottingham

James Edward Nottingham, Jr. (December 15, 1925 – November 16, 1978), also known as Sir James, was an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player.

He was born in New York, United States, and started performing professionally in 1943 in Brooklyn with Cecil Payne and Max Roach.

He served in the Navy in 1944-45, where he played in Willie Smith's band. It was while working with Lionel Hampton (1945–47), that he earned his reputation as a high-note player. Following this, in 1947 he worked with Charlie Barnet, Lucky Millinder (and again c. 1950), Count Basie (1948–50), and Herbie Fields. He played Latin jazz from 1951–53, and was hired by CBS as a staff musician in 1954.

He worked for more than 20 years at CBS, and played jazz music in his spare time, co-leading a band with Budd Johnson (1962), and as a sideman with many orchestras, including those of Dizzy Gillespie, Oliver Nelson, Benny Goodman, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis (1966–70), and Clark Terry (1974-75). His only recordings as a leader were four songs for Seeco Records in 1957.

Jimmy Nottingham died in November 1978, at the age of 52.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 15, 1925 (New York City), Died November 16, 1968 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 129 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 83952 2/13/1953 Blue Lou Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83953 2/13/1953 I wonder what kind of guy you'd be Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84481 5/11/1953 I wanna know Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84482 5/11/1953 Till the moon turns green Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84483 5/11/1953 The girl that I marry Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85488 11/6/1953 Only forever Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85489 11/6/1953 (Oh boy! what joy we had in) Barefoot days Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85490 11/6/1953 (Oh boy! what joy we had in) Barefoot days Johnny Long Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85590 12/23/1953 Empty ballroom Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85591 12/23/1953 If you don't, I know who will Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85592 12/23/1953 Melancholy me Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 85593 12/23/1953 Somebody bad stole de wedding bell Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 86730 8/27/1954 Flaggin' the train Ray McKinley Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 86731 8/27/1954 The natives are restless tonight Ray McKinley Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 86732 8/27/1954 Airizay Ray McKinley Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 86733 8/27/1954 You came a long way from St. Louis Ray McKinley Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 86773 9/10/1954 Love me The Billy Williams Quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 86774 9/10/1954 He follows she The Billy Williams Quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 86775 9/10/1954 The honeydripper The Billy Williams Quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 86776 9/10/1954 Fools rush in The Billy Williams Quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88456 8/5/1955 My one and only love Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88457 8/5/1955 The impatient years Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88458 8/5/1955 But not like mine Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88459 8/5/1955 The tender trap Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88744 10/7/1955 O dem bums Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 26-50 of 129 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nottingham, Jimmy," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/334194.

Nottingham, Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/334194.

"Nottingham, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/334194

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