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The [Colorado Jazz] Party features The World's Greatest Jazz Band. . . . Their work is in the great traditional arrangements of Dixieland favorites, interspersed with innovations of their own.   -- John Falter

The members of the World's Greatest Jazz Band were:
Bob Wilber, Bud Freeman, Bob Haggart, Yank Lawson, Billy Butterfield, Ed Hubble.




Bob Haggart

John Falter
pencil on paper, 1971

Bass player, composer, and arranger Bob Haggart played with Bob Crosby, Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, and the Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band throughout his career. Haggart also cofounded the World's Greatest Jazz Band.

Donor: John P. Falter Collection
10,645-3575





"Peanuts" Hucko

John Falter
lithograph, from the "Jazz from Life" series, 1971

Michael "Peanuts" Hucko played clarinet and tenor saxophone with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Eddie Condon, Louis Armstrong's All Stars, and the World's Greatest Jazz Band, along with many studio jobs.

Donor: Cliff's Notes, Inc.
10704-4



Bobby Rosengarden

John Falter
lithograph, from the "Jazz from Life" series, 1971

Drummer and percussionist Bobby Rosengarden served as musical director for the Merv Griffin Show and played with the World's Greatest Jazz Band and on many studio jobs.

Donor: Cliff's Notes, Inc.
10704-11


Billy Butterfield played trumpet and fluegelhorn with Bob Crosby, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and the World's Greatest Jazz Band, in addition to numerous studio jobs.

One of the founders of the World's Greatest Jazz Band, Yank (John Rhea) Lawson played trumpet with Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and the Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band.



Yank Lawson and Billy Butterfield

John Falter
pencil on paper, 1971

The dark vertical element in the background anchors the musicians in space, providing a subtle backdrop. Falter omitted this element from the print version.

Donor: John P. Falter Collection
10,645-3570




Yank Lawson and Billy Butterfield

John Falter
lithograph, from the "Jazz from Life" series, 1971

Donor: Cliff's Notes, Inc.
10704-20


  

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Introduction

Colorado Jazz Party

World's Greatest Jazz Band

   Lou Stein & Carl Fontana

   Vic Dickenson

   Ed Hubble

   Bobby Wilber & Bud Freeman

   Ralph Sutton

Jazz in Action

   Cliff Leeman

   Gus Johnson & Budd Johnson

   Willie "the Lion" Smith

   Benny Carter

   Teddy Wilson

   Dick Hyman

   John Mince

   Clark Terry & Zoot Simms

In the Studio

Pee Wee Erwin of Falls City

Odessa Jazz Party 1
   
Kai Winding, Milt Hinton, Bert Ellis, Ross Tompkins

   Bucky Pizzarelli

   Jack Lesberg

Odessa Jazz Party 2
   
Stan Wrightsman, Skeets Herfurt, "Wild Bill" Davison

  

 

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