Title

Charlie Barnet

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2013

Keywords

Big Band, Jazz, Popular Music, Race

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.A2227701

Abstract

(b New York, NY, Oct 26, 1913; d San Diego, CA, Sept 4, 1991). American bandleader and tenor saxophonist. Born to a wealthy New York family, he began studying saxophone and immersing himself in New York’s jazz scene while in his early teens. He achieved commercial success as a bandleader, beginning in 1939 with the release of a hard-swinging version of Ray Noble’s “Cherokee” (1939, Bb). Subsequent recordings, including “Pompton Turnpike” (1940, Bb) and “Skyliner” (1944, Decca), confirmed his position as the leader of one of the era’s hottest swing bands.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Charlie Barnet, in C. Garrett (Ed.), The Grove Dictionary of American Music, Second Edition, Oxford University Press

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