Shorty Baker & Doc Cheatam


Shorty And Doc

  • Release Date: 19 Jan 1995
  • OJCCD-839-2

Tenor sax "battles" have been held in jazz for decades, yet trumpet duels became far less common as time and the King Oliver/Louis Armstrong model faded into the past. Prestige/Swingville's 1961 pairing of Harold "Shorty" Baker (1914-66) and the still-thriving Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham (b. 1905) went against the grain and joined two eloquent brassmen whose reliable lead work in big band sections and non-flamboyant styles had led them to be overlooked unfairly. Chea… MORE