Chuberry Jam

Chu Berry and his Stompy Stevedores

1937 recording

This record was made in New York City on September 10, 1937 by Chu Berry’s “Stompy Stevedores” with Irving Randolph, trumpet; Keg Johnson, trombone; Chu Berry, tenor saxophone; Benny Payne, piano; Danny Barker, guitar; Milt Hinton, string bass; and Leroy Maxey, drums.

Wheeling, West Virginian native Leon “Chu” Berry a tenor saxophonist whose style was derived from the playing of Coleman Hawkins was in great demand as a sideman
during his all too brief career.

He’s feature on sessions under the names of various leaders including Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Spike Hughes, Mildred Bailey, and Lionel Hampton.

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