Sunday, March 21, 2010


Orie Frank ("Frankie" or "Tram") Trumbauer (May 30, 1901 – June 11, 1956) was a leading saxophone player, composer and bandleader of the Twenties and Thirties. His landmark recording of Singin' the Blues, with Bix Beiderbecke and Eddie Lang in 1927, is one of the canonical jazz performances. The same year he released this 78 recording of Trumbolgy on Okeh, also featuring Bix.

Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra With Bix & Lang - Trumbology - OKeh 40871

Although a Trumbauer and not a Trumble, Trumbology clearly demonstrates that Frankie had the focus, the uncompromising intensity, and the commitment of the true Trumbologist. As well, of course, as the moustache.

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