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Jackie Paris


Anyone can appreciate Jackie without having to be a music fanatic, a "jazz head" or without knowing anything about Jackie's life. However, his story is a remarkable part of the history of jazz. He toured with and performed with the Charlie Parker Quintet which included Miles Davis, Max Roach, Duke Jordan and Tommy Potter. Jackie introduced the first vocal recording of Thelonious Monk's classic standard "Round Midnight". He was one of Charles Mingus' favorite singers, and was the first vocal artist on Mingus' label Debut, recording "Portrait" and "Paris in Blue", which Mingus wrote for him. He toured and performed with the Lionel Hampton Big Band for two years, where he was billed as "The Voice"


Article: Album Review

Charles Mingus: @ Bremen 1964 & 1975

Read "@ Bremen 1964 & 1975" reviewed by Chris May

Four hours of previously unissued, premier-league music by Charles Mingus is something to shout about, and @ Bremen 1964 & 1975 is about as good as the bassist and composer's posthumously released live albums get. Four CDs chronicle two extended, intense performances recorded in Germany by Radio Bremen. Both gigs featured all-star bands and both are ...

News: Video / DVD

Songs By Jackie Paris

Songs By Jackie Paris

The high-point of singer Jackie Paris's recording career came in November 1955. Over the course of three days, Paris recorded Jackie Paris for the Wing label, a Mercury subsidiary (the album also is known as Songs by Paris). Paris's voice was at its romantic club-cool peak, but even more impressive was the arranger—Manny Albam—and the players ...

News: Recording

Jackie Paris + Anne Marie Moss

Jackie Paris + Anne Marie Moss

Right at the peak of his recording career, when The Song Is Paris (Impulse) was released in 1962, Jackie Paris felt the jazz earth crumble beneath his feet. In the late 1940s and '50s, he had been among New York's hippest club singers, a jazz musician's singer. But by the early '60s, Paris was never able ...


'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2009


News: Radio

Impulse Records: The Vocal Sides

Impulse Records gained renown in the 1960s for its progressive-vanguard and cutting-edge releases by artists such as John Coltrane and Archie Shepp, but the label also released a handful of albums by singers such as Johnny Hartman, Jackie Paris and Lorez Alexandria. Impulse had been started at the dawn of the 1960s by producer Creed Taylor, ...


News: Interview

Sad, Violent, Obscure Saga of Jazz Singer Jackie Paris

Sad, Violent, Obscure Saga of Jazz Singer Jackie Paris

Stumbling upon a talent as imposing, magnetic, and seemingly unflawed as that of Jackie Paris prompts both exhilaration and unease. A jazz singer whose career spanned the 1940s through the '70s, Paris seems to have been everywhere and nowhere - singing with jazz greats such as Charlie Parker, recording highly acclaimed albums, but constantly missing the ...


Article: Film Review

'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris

Read "'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris" reviewed by George Kanzler

Jackie Paris 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris Reinvent the Wheel-Outsider Pictures 2009 Before Jackie Paris won the Downbeat new star male vocalist award in 1953, he'd already made his mark with a Nat “King" Cole-style trio (he played guitar) on 52nd Street and toured with Charlie ...


Article: Film Review

'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris

Read "'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Jackie Paris'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie ParisOutsider PicturesWritten and Directed by Raymond De FelittaProducer: David Zellerford 2009 “You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody."--Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront


News: Video / DVD

"'Tis Autumn, the Search for Jackie Paris" Set for March 31 DVD Release

"'Tis Autumn, the Search for Jackie Paris" Set for March 31 DVD Release

Tis Autumn - The Search For Jackie Paris is not just a documentary about a great but unheralded jazz singer, it explores the very nature of what it is to live the life of any artist--too many of whom share the same fate--the explosive debut, followed by the years of ups and downs, and the constant ...


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