Sax Mallard

Oett M. Mallard (September 2, 1915 – August 29, 1986), also known as Sax Mallard, was a Chicago-based jazz saxophonist and bandleader.

He worked briefly (April–May 1943) with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, as well as with Ellington's Octet (with Ellington, Mallard, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Ray Nance, Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Harry Carney, Alvin "Junior" Raglin.

In 1946 he recorded with Tampa Red in a line-up comprising Blind John Davis, Ernest "Big" Crawford, and Armand "Jump" Jackson, and that same year, and in 1947, he also recorded with Big Bill Broonzy, and with Roosevelt Sykes, with whom he would continue to record into the early 1960s.

In 1951, following a recording session for Big Bill Broonzy, Mallard recorded a track under his own name using the same musicians, and in 1952 he recorded three sessions for Mercury Records under the name of Sax Mallard and His Orchestra, with Sykes, Crawford, Jackson and Andrew Tibbs, of which only one track was released, as a 45 rpm, with the 1951 recording.

He died of cancer on August 29, 1986, in Chicago.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 2, 1915 (Illinois), Died August 29, 1986 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6AB-1822 10-in. 2/18/1946 That's my gal Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor D6AB-1823 10-in. 2/18/1946 Tonight Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor D6AB-1824 10-in. 2/18/1946 Living in a different world Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor D6AB-1825 10-in. 2/18/1946 Sunny road Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor D6VB-1936 10-in. 8/23/1946 Flames of jive Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance septet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-1937 10-in. 8/23/1946 Sneakin' and dodgein' Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance septet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-1945 10-in. 9/16/1946 You may be down some day Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-1946 10-in. 9/16/1946 She's a solid killer diller Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-1948 10-in. 9/16/1946 New bad luck blues Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1021 10-in. 9/16/1947 You got to love that gal Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1022 10-in. 9/16/1947 Rosa Lee swing Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1023 10-in. 9/16/1947 Unfair lovers Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1024 10-in. 9/16/1947 Blue Monday blues Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1032 10-in. 9/18/1947 In love with you Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with instrumental sextet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1034 10-in. 9/18/1947 I don't know how to cry Arbee Stidham Male vocal solo, with instrumental sextet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1070 10-in. 10/15/1947 Mama mama Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1073 10-in. 10/15/1947 Walking and drinking Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1078 10-in. 10/16/1947 Facing life Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) ; Washboard Sam Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor D7VB-1079 10" 10/16/1947 No special rider Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) ; Washboard Sam Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1080 10" 10/16/1947 Ramblin with that woman Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) ; Washboard Sam Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1081 10-in. 10/16/1947 Love me or let me be Washboard Band (Washboard Sam) ; Washboard Sam Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor D7VB-1109 10-in. 10/28/1947 Why did she leave me Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Little Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor D7VB-1110 10-in. 10/28/1947 Playmate shuffle Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Little Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1111 10-in. 10/28/1947 Mr. highway man Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Little Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D7VB-1112 10-in. 10/28/1947 Getting my divorce Boogie Band (Eddie Boyd) ; Little Eddie Boyd Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mallard, Sax," accessed February 29, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355351.

Mallard, Sax. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355351.

"Mallard, Sax." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 29 February 2024.

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