REUBEN REEVES

Classic (1920s) Jazz • United States
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At one point in the late '20s, Reuben Reeves was one of the more exciting trumpeters in jazz, although his star soon faded. After playing locally in the Midwest, he moved to New York in 1924. The following year, Reeves relocated to Chicago, and in 1926 he became a member of Erskine Tate's orchestra. He recorded with Fess Williams and worked with Dave Peyton during 1928-1930, but most importantly led a series of record dates in 1929 with his Tributaries and his River Boys; sidemen included his brother Gerald Reeves on trombone and the great clarinetist Omer Simeon. Reuben Reeves had a wild extroverted style that was a little bit like what Roy Eldridge would develop a few years later. Reeves was with Cab Calloway's orchestra during 1931-1932, and then in 1933 returned to Chicago and organized his River Boys for one final session. He toured with his own group read more...
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REUBEN REEVES Reuben Reeves, 1929 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reuben Reeves, 1929
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1987
REUBEN REEVES Reuben Reeves and His Tributaries/River Boys 1929 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reuben Reeves and His Tributaries/River Boys 1929
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1987
REUBEN REEVES Reuben Reeves & Omer Simeon: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order (1929-1933) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reuben Reeves & Omer Simeon: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order (1929-1933)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1995
REUBEN REEVES Complete Vocalions 1928-1933 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Vocalions 1928-1933
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1997

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Yellow Five / Screws, Nuts and Bolts
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1934

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