[Dixielandjazz] Ernie Carson

David Richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Sat Nov 27 13:31:33 PST 2004

On Nov 27, 2004, at 12:00 PM, Bill Gunter wrote:

> Ernie who?
>> Has anydody heard anything of Ernie recently? No shit on the man 
>> please.
>> Phil O'Rourke Australia
www.allmusic.com  has this  by Scott Yanow:

Born: Dec 4, 1937 (and not dead at this point)

With the passing of Wild Bill Davison in 1989, Ernie Carson has come 
the closest of anyone to filling the gap left by the colorful and 
highly expressive cornetist. Carson began playing trumpet while in 
grammar school and was working in theater bands by the time he was a 
junior in high school. A member of the Castle Jazz Band during 
1954-1956 before spending two years in the Marines, Carson played with 
such groups in the Los Angeles area as those led by banjoist Dave 
Wierbach, Jig Adams, and Ray Bauduc before joining Turk Murphy 
(1961-1962). Carson has appeared in countless settings (including with 
singer Pat Yankee) and has often led his own groups, including the 
Capital City Jazz Band (since 1972) and his own Castle Jazz Band 
(starting in 1992). Carson, who doubles effectively on piano and is 
also an exuberant and humorous singer, lived in Atlanta during 
1972-1995 and is based out of Oregon. He has recorded as a leader for 
Pearl (1964), Jazzology, GHB, Fat Cat's Jazz, and Stomp Off, and is 
considered one of the top classic jazz cornetists.

1968 Ernie Carson and His Capital City Jazz Band  Jazzology
1975 Ernie Carson and Rhythm  Jazzology
1995 Every Man a King  GHB
1993 Old Bones  Stomp Off
1973 Ole Oregon Ern  Fat Cat's Jazz
1995 One Beer Ghb
  no date          Southern Comfort GHB
1994  Wher'm I Gonna Live? Stomp Off

Dave Richoux

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