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 51-75 of 129 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 88745 10/7/1955 Nutty Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88746 10/7/1955 Zanzy Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88747 10/7/1955 Ida bridges falling down Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88955 11/8/1955 Zanzy Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88956 11/8/1955 Ida bridges falling down Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88957 11/8/1955 O dem bums Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88958 11/8/1955 Close cover before striking Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89585R 4/4/1956 The sweetness of you Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89688 4/2/1956 Stompin' at the savoy Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89689 4/2/1956 I'll be back for more Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89690 4/2/1956 Blue Lou Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89691 4/2/1956 [Unknown title(s)] Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89692 4/3/1956 Lullaby in rhythm Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89693 4/3/1956 Don't be that way Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89694 4/3/1956 Hoopdee whodee Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89695 4/3/1956 If dreams come true Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89696 4/4/1956 Light and sweet Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89697 4/4/1956 The blues made me feel this way Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89698 4/4/1956 Cool and groovy Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89699 4/4/1956 Happy and satisfied Edgar Sampson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89749 4/10/1956 Frank, but Ernest Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89750 4/10/1956 Close cover before striking Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89751 4/10/1956 From A to Z Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89752 4/10/1956 It looks like rain Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 89753 4/11/1956 we three Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 51-75 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.

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

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