Alan Dawson


Alan Dawson | Drummer World | tc638

Jazz drummer and teacher Alan Dawson was born in Marietta, Pennsylvania, on July 14, 1929 and died in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, on February 23, 1996. He played with the Army Dance Band while serving in Korea. He began teaching at Berklee College of Music in 1957 but suffered a ruptured disc in 1975 and having to limit his teaching to his home in Lexington, Massachusetts. He is associated with Dave Brubeck, Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon, and Quincy Jones, among others.

US LP: The Kenny Burrell Quartet ‎– The Tender Gender



Track listing:

Mother-In-Law | Hot Bossa | People | Isabella | Girl Talk | Suzy | The Tender Gender | La Petite Mambo | If Someone Had Told Me | I’m Confessin’

US No. Cadet LP-772.

US LP: Illinois Jacquet With Milt Buckner & Alan Dawson ‎– Go Power!



Track listing:

On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) | Illinois Jacquet Flies Again | Robbin’s Nest | Watermelon Man | I Want A Little Girl | Pamela’s Blues | Jan

US No. Cadet LP-773.

US LP: The Ramsey Lewis Trio ‎– Swingin’



Track listing:

Carmen | I’ll Remember April | The Wind | Bei Mir Bist Du Schon | My Funny Valentine | Fantasia For Drums | Dee’s New Blues | Tres | Limelite

US No. Cadet LP-771.

US LP: Sonny Stitt & Bunky Green ‎– Soul In The Night



Track listing:

Soul In The Night | It’s Awfully Nice To Be With You | Hot Line | Home Stretch | The Spies | One Alone | Sneakin’ Up To You

US No. Cadet LP-770.

US LP: Lou Donaldson ‎– Rough House Blues



Track listing:

Tippin’ In | L. D. Blues | Days Of Wine And Roses | Ignant Oil | Rough House Blues | Back Talk | Huffin’ ‘N’ Puffin

US No. Cadet LP-768.

Willis Jackson


Willis Jackson | Concord | tc636

Jazz tenor saxophonist Willis “Gator” Jackson was born in Miami, Florida on April 25, 1932 and died after heart surgery in New York City on October 25, 1987. He is associated with Cootie Williams, Eddie Vinson and Ruth Brown (who was married to him for a time). Jamaican ska innovator Prince Buster cited Jackson’s song “Later for the Gator” as influential in the development of ska music.