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 101-125 of 129 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 116803 12/3/1965 I've got to get back (Country boy) Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 116804 12/3/1965 All my lovin' Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 116899 1/11/1966 I got my mind made up Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 116900 1/11/1966 3 days, 1 hour, 30 minutes Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 116901 1/11/1966 What's done in the dark (Will one day come to light)-1 Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 116902 1/11/1966 Your loss, my gain-1 Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 116903 1/11/1966 Everything's gonna be fine Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 116904 1/11/1966 Brand new thing, part 1 Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 116905 1/11/1966 Brand new thing, part 2 Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 120103 3/26/1968 Sunrise, sunset Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 120104 3/26/1968 I will wait for you Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 120105 3/26/1968 Talk to the animals Louis Armstrong All-Stars instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4008 10-in. 12/1/1945 Slide Hamp, slide Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4009 10-in. 12/1/1945 Hey-ba-ba-re-bop Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4287 9/9/1946 Playboy Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4288 9/9/1946 Cobb's idea Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4289 9/9/1946 Tempo's birthday Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4290 9/9/1946 Adam blew his hat Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4297 9/17/1946 The pencil broke Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4298 9/17/1946 Empty glass (Normania) Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4299 9/17/1946 Hamp's walkin' boogie Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4300 9/23/1946 Don't let the landlord gyp you Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4301 9/23/1946 I'm mindin' my business Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4302 9/23/1946 Dig those vibes Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4303 9/23/1946 Reminiscing mood Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 101-125 of 129 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nottingham, Jimmy," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/334194.

Nottingham, Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/334194.

"Nottingham, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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

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