Jerry Segal

Gerald "Jerry" Segal (February 16, 1931 - August 1974) was an American jazz drummer.

Segal was born and raised in Philadelphia, where he worked with Bennie Green and Pete Rugolo in local clubs. In the late 1950s he played with Johnny Smith, Terry Gibbs, Teddy Charles, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, Herbie Mann, Lennie Tristano, Bob Dorough, Teo Macero, Curtis Fuller, Hampton Hawes, Dick Cary, Mal Waldron, Addison Farmer, the Australian Jazz Quintet, and Mose Allison. He also played with Bernard Peiffer from 1958 to 1960 and with the composer Edgar Varese in the 1950s. He worked in 1960 with Dave McKenna. Raising his children, Jerry and Josylyn Segal, he was primarily the big act "show drummer" for the honeymoon resort, Mount Airy Lodge, in the Poconos through the 60's. .

Birth and Death Data: Born February 16th, 1931 (Philadelphia), Died 1974

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 86179 4/13/1954 I wanna blow Bennie Green and his Quintet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86180 4/13/1954 People will say we're in love Bennie Green and his Quintet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86181 4/13/1954 I may be wrong Bennie Green and his Quintet instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86182 4/13/1954 Rhumblues Bennie Green and his Quintet instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Segal, Jerry," accessed June 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/342963.

Segal, Jerry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/342963.

"Segal, Jerry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/342963

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