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 John Falter's Jazz Portraits

        Odessa Jazz Party (2)

Pianist Stan Wrightsman performed with Artie Shaw, Bob Crosby, Pete Fountain, and Wild Bill Davison. He also worked on numerous television and film scores.

Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt played saxophone and clarinet with Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Ray Noble and Benny Goodman and led his own band. As a session musician he recorded with Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, and Stan Kenton.

Cornetist "Wild Bill" Davison appeared regularly at Eddie Condon's club in New York City. Davison made several solo tours of Europe, and played with the Jazz Giants.


Stan Wrightsman, "Skeets" Herfurt, Bucky Pizzarelli, "Wild Bill" Davison

John Falter
tempera paint and pencil on colored paper

Donor: John P. Falter Collection


Stan Wrightsman, "Skeets" Herfurt, Bucky Pizzarelli,"Wild Bill" Davison

John Falter

Donor: John P. Falter Collection


Stan Wrightsman, Skeets Herfurt, "Wild Bill" Davison

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

In this print Falter has replaced Bucky Pizzarelli with a more detailed portrait of "Wild Bill" Davison playing trumpet, including the cigarette in his hand.

Donor: Cliff's Notes, Inc.




Virtual Exhibits


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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