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Clarinet Marmalade
by Jim Cullum Junior, cornet, with Jim Cullum Jazz Band
Jim Cullum Junior (1941 to 2019) was an American 'jazz' cornetist, broadcaster and music preservationist. James Cullum Junior was born on September 20th 1941 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. With his clarinetist father Jim Senior, he first opened San Antonio 'jazz' club The Landing in 1963, and later broadcast performances from that venue on the Public Radio International series "Riverwalk Jazz" from 1989. The Landing had been only the second business to become established on the Riverwalk following the opening of the Casa Rio Mexican restaurant. During his career, Cullum Junior also performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Austin City Limits, and recorded for the labels 'Jazzology', 'Columbia', 'Audiophile', 'Stomp Off' and his own label 'Riverwalk'. From 1993 until 2005, he and his band were on the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University in California, and in 2011 the university's Libraries acquired Cullum's "Riverwalk Jazz" archives, comprising more than 400 radio show programmes. (In January 2013, Stanford's 'Archive of Recorded Sound' made the recordings available to listen to on its website.) Cullum Junior remained active even after that radio show ended in 2012 (as did his longstanding residency at The Landing). In his final years, he appeared weekly performing at the Cookhouse Restaurant in San Antonio, in addition to other scheduled appearances with his band (his last public performance was just two days before his death). His father had been a clarinetist who led the 'Happy Jazz Band' until his death in 1973, following which Cullum Junior created the 'Jim Cullum Jazz Band' (featured here) as a replacement (his bandmates in this enterprise included Evan Christopher, Allan Vache and John Sheridan). Several former members of the 'Jim Cullum Jazz Band' carried on in music, taking the name 'The Mission City Hot Rhythm Cats', a six-piece 'trad jazz' band. Jim Cullum Junior died in San Antonio on August 11th 2019, aged 77.
Posted: 15th September 2019
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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