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Abstract

Papers of Calvin Jackson (1919-1985), jazz pianist, composer, arranger, ensemble leader, and host of radio and television programs featuring jazz music and performers. The material consists of manuscript scores and instrumental parts for Jackson's own compositions, his arrangements of the music of other composers, and photocopies of scripts and playlists for radio programs that Jackson hosted in Canada and the United States.

Biography

Calvin Jackson was born on May 26, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied music at the Juilliard School for a year (1941), then went to California as assistant music director at the Hollywood studios of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In addition to his film studio work, Jackson also arranged music for orchestra leader Harry James and recorded with Phil Moore's band. He moved back to New York in 1947, where he was billed with Mildred Bailey at the Cafe Society. He continued to pursue a career as a recording artist in his roles as arranger, pianist and ensemble leader, touring widely in North and South America with a trio or quartet. Jackson moved to Toronto, Canada, in 1950. His quartet appeared regularly at the Park Plaza Hotel, and he hosted a weekly program featuring jazz music on Canadian television. Jackson returned to the United States in 1957, and in 1961 he moved back to Southern California, where he settled permanently. He became a part of musical life in Los Angeles and San Diego, playing with small groups and presenting radio programs, including "Jazz with Jackson" on KOGO-FM and "Just Jazz" on KCBA.

Calvin Jackson died in Encinitas, California, in 1985.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Calvin Jackson Papers consist of manuscript music scores and instrumental parts for his own compositions, scores and parts of his arrangements of works by American composers of popular music from the "Golden era," and composers from other periods and traditions such as J. S. Bach and Dimitri Shostakovich. The collection also includes photocopies of Jackson's recorded music playlists and commentaries for radio programs. Not all compositions and arrangements have both a score and a complete set of parts.

The material dates from the 1940s to the 1980s and is arranged in three series: 1) COMPOSITIONS BY CALVIN JACKSON, 2) ARRANGEMENTS BY CALVIN JACKSON and 3) PLAYLISTS AND SCRIPTS FOR RADIO PROGRAMS.

SERIES 1: COMPOSITIONS BY CALVIN JACKSON

This series contains manuscript scores and instrumental parts for Jackson's compositions in song, suite, symphonic and other forms, as well as his texts and music for a television program entitled Musical Anthology of Jazz. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

SERIES 2: ARRANGEMENTS BY CALVIN JACKSON

This series reflects the range of Jackson's work as an arranger and leader of his own ensemble. While twentieth century North American composers of jazz and popular music predominate, Jackson also re-interpreted folk melodies ( Greensleeves, Shenandoah) as well as works by J. S. Bach, Georges Bizet, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Robert Schumann, and others. Two of his longer arrangements are the "re-visit" to George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and the anthology, Theme Medley of Jazz Bands. Manuscript scores and parts are filed alphabetically, first by composer's name and then by title of piece. Anonymous works are interfiled by title.

SERIES 3: PLAYLISTS AND SCRIPTS FOR RADIO PROGRAMS

This series contains photocopies of playlists that Calvin Jackson used for the radio programs that he hosted. The playlists, or record logs, give titles, performers and running times for the selections. The scripts introduce the music and musicians, give background information and comment on the performances.

SEPARATION NOTE:

Audio recordings received with the Calvin Jackson Papers have been separated from the collection and added to the UCSD Music, Film and Video Library's holdings.

COMPOSITIONS BY CALVIN JACKSON

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1 1 FB-229-01 Cal-isthenics - Score.
1 2 FB-229-02 Carl Sandburg Suite: Aztec Mask - Score.
1 3 Carl Sandburg Suite: Blues Thirty-two - Score.
1 4 FB-229-03 Carl Sandburg Suite: Fog - Score.
1 5 FB-229-04 Carl Sandburg Suite: Nocturne in a Deserted Brickyard - Score.
1 6 FB-229-05 Carl Sandburg Suite: Skyscraper - Score.
1 7 FB-229-06 Carl Sandburg Suite: Theme in Yellow - Score.
1 8 Espagnuolo - Parts.
I Keep Repeatin'.
1 9 FB-229-07 Score.
1 10 Parts.
1 11 FB-229-08 It's Good to be Alive - Score.
Jazz Waltz.
1 12 FB-229-09 Score.
1 13 Part.
1 14 FB-229-10 Love for Me was Dead - Score.
1 15 Love in the Summer - Score.
Lovely Music Hath Charm.
1 16 FB-229-11 Score.
1 17 Parts.
1 18 FB-229-12 May is Here - Score.
Metropolis Per Diem.
1 19 FB-229-13 Score.
1 20 Conducting score.
1 21 FB-229-14 Musical Anthology of Jazz: Synopsis and Part 1 - Score. Program written for television.
1 22 FB-229-15 Musical Anthology of Jazz: Synopsis - Part 2 (The Continuity) - Score.
1 23 FB-229-16 Musical Anthology of Jazz: Synopsis - Part 3 (The Essence) - Score.
1 24 Musical Anthology of Jazz: Synopsis - Lullaby in Bondage - Parts.
1 25 FB-229-17 Night Moods Suite - Score.
1 26 FB-229-18 Please be Advised - Score.
Profile of an American.
1 27 FB-230-01 (Complete) - Score.
1 28 FB-230-02 Part 1 - (The Motivation) - Score.
1 29 FB-230-03 Part 2 - (The Man) - Score.
1 30 FB-230-04 Part 3 - (The Mission) - Score.
1 31 FB-230-05 Prophet - Score.
Rhythm Was All I Had.
1 32 FB-230-06 Score.
1 33 Parts.
1 34 FB-230-07 Shout - Score.
1 35 FB-230-08 Suite in the Classic Design - Score.
1 36 FB-230-09 Symphony No. 1 - Score.
Themes and Explorations.
1 37 FB-230-10 Score.
1 38 Parts.
1 39 FB-230-11 Valvitations Trombosis - Score.
1 40 FB-230-12 What Else? - Score.
1 41 FB-230-13 Windjammer - Score.

ARRANGEMENTS BY CALVIN JACKSON

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1 42 FB-231-01 Ager-Sullivan. I May Be Wrong - Instrumental octet series. Score.
1 43 FB-231-02 Archer, H. I Love You - Instrumental octet series. Score.
Arlen, Harold.
1 44 Black Magic - Parts.
1 45 Get Happy - Parts.
1 46 I Got a Right - Parts.
1 47 Over the Rainbow - Parts.
Bach, Johann Sebastian.
1 48 Fuga 16 - Parts.
2 1 Fugue No. 1 in C Major - Parts.
2 2 Preludio No. 1 in C Major - Parts.
Basie, Count.
2 3 FB-231-03 Every Tub.
2 4 Every Tub - Parts.
2 5 Where One O'Clock Jumped To - Parts.
Berlin, Irving.
Berlin Medley.
2 6 FB-231-04 Score.
2 7 Parts.
Remember.
2 8 FB-231-05 Score.
2 9 Parts.
Slumming on Park Avenue.
2 10 FB-231-06 Score.
2 11 Parts.
There's No Business Like Show Business.
2 12 FB-231-07 Score.
2 13 Parts.
2 14 Where Are You? - Parts.
Bizet, Georges. Bizet a la Modal.
3 1 FB-231-08 Score.
3 2 Parts.
3 3 Bourgeois, Louis. Christmas Doxology - Part.
Brown, Les.
Ebony Rhapsody.
3 4 FB-231-09 Score.
3 5 Parts.
3 6 FB-231-10 Sentimental Journey - Score.
Dominguez, Alberto. Frenesi.
3 7 FB-231-11 Score.
3 8 Parts.
Dorsey, Tommy. Stop, Look and Listen!.
3 10 Parts.
3 11 FB-231-12 Score.
Duke, Vernon. April in Paris.
3 12 Parts.
3 13 FB-231-13 Score.
Ellington, Duke.
Azure.
3 14 FB-231-14 String series. Score.
3 15 Parts.
Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me.
3 16 FB-231-15 Score.
3 17 Parts.
3 18 FB-231-16 Ellington Medley - Score.
In My Solitude.
3 19 FB-231-17 String series. Score.
3 20 Parts.
It Don't Mean a Thing.
3 21 FB-231-18 Score.
3 22 Parts.
Jump for Joy.
4 1 FB-231-19 Score.
4 2 Parts.
4 3 Main Stem - Parts.
4 4 Otto - Parts.
Prelude to a Kiss.
4 5 FB-231-20 Score.
4 6 Parts.
Satin Doll.
4 7 FB-231-21 Score.
4 8 Parts.
4 9 FB-232-01 Fiorito, Ted. I Never Knew - Score.
Gershwin, George.
Fascinatin' Rhythm.
4 10 FB-232-02 Score.
4 11 Parts.
4 12 I've Got Rhythm - Part.
Love Walked In.
4 13 FB-232-03 Score.
4 14 Parts.
Rhapsody in Blue (Revisited).
4 15 FB-232-04 Score.
4 16 Part 1 - Parts.
5 1 Part 2 - Parts.
5 2 Part 3 - Parts.
Someone to Watch Over Me.
5 3 FB-232-05 Score.
5 4 Parts.
Strike Up the Band.
5 5 FB-232-06 Score.
5 6 Parts.
S'Wonderful.
5 7 FB-232-07 Score.
5 8 Parts.
Goodman, B., J. Mundy and C. Christian. Air Mail Special.
5 9 FB-232-08 Score.
5 10 Parts.
5 11 Green, Bud, L. Brown and B. Homer. Sentimental Journey - Parts.
5 12 FB-232-09 Green, Johnny. Out of Nowhere - Score.
5 13 Greensleeves - Parts.
5 14 FB-232-10 Greer, Sonny. Just You, Just Me - Score.
Gross, Walter. Tenderly.
6 1 FB-232-11 Score.
6 2 Parts.
Heath, Ted. Blue Skies March.
6 3 FB-232-12 Score.
6 4 Parts.
Herman, Woody. Wild Root.
6 5 FB-232-13 Score.
6 6 Parts.
6 7 FB-232-14 Hudson, H. Moon Glow - Score. Instrumental octet series.
Jacquet, Illinois. Robin's Nest.
6 8 FB-232-15 Score.
6 9 Parts.
6 10 Jones, Craig Elwood. Chorale in B Minor - Part.
Kenton, Stan. Painted Rhythm.
6 11 FB-232-16 Score.
6 12 Parts.
Kenton, Stan and Franz Schubert. Stan Meets Franz.
6 13 FB-232-17 Score.
6 14 Parts.
Kern, Jerome.
All the Things You Are.
6 15 FB-232-18 Score.
6 16 FB-232-19 String series. Score.
6 17 Parts.
I Won't Dance.
6 18 FB-233-01 Score.
6 19 Parts.
Long Ago and Far Away.
6 20 FB-233-02 Score.
6 21 Parts.
Yesterdays.
6 22 FB-233-03 Score.
6 23 Parts.
Lake, Bonnie. Man With a Horn.
7 1 FB-233-04 Score.
7 2 Parts.
Lunceford, Jimmy.
Posin'.
7 3 FB-233-05 Score.
7 4 Parts.
7 5 FB-233-06 Rhythm in My Nursery Rhyme - Score.
7 6 Rhythm Nursery - Parts.
7 7 Mancini, Henry. Moon River - Parts.
McHugh, Jimmy.
How Blue the Night.
7 8 FB-233-07 Score.
7 9 Parts.
I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me.
7 10 FB-233-08 Score.
7 11 Parts.
South American Way.
7 12 FB-233-09 Score.
7 13 Parts.
7 14 FB-233-10 Where Are You? - Score.
You're a Sweetheart.
7 15 FB-233-11 Score.
7 16 Parts.
7 17 FB-233-12 Myrow, J. Autumn Nocturne - Score.
Oakland, Ben.
If I Love Again.
8 1 FB-233-13 Score.
8 2 Parts.
8 3 I'll Take Romance - Parts.
Roses in December.
8 4 FB-233-14 Score.
8 5 Parts.
Sidewalks of Cuba.
8 6 FB-233-15 Score.
8 7 Parts.
Oliver, Sy.
Well! Git It!.
8 8 FB-233-16 Score. Tommy Dorsey version.
8 9 Parts.
8 10 Yes, Indeed! - Parts.
Palmer, Jack and Spencer Williams. I Found a New Baby.
8 11 FB-233-17 Score.
8 12 Parts.
Porter, Cole.
8 13 Easy to Love - Parts.
8 14 Get Out of Town - Parts.
8 15 Love for Sale - Parts.
9 1 You'd Be So Nice - Parts.
Rachmaninoff, Sergei.
9 2 Romance, Opus 10, No. 6 - Parts.
9 3 Serenade - Parts.
Raeburn, Boyd and W.C. Handy. Dalvatore Sally.
9 4 FB-233-18 Score.
9 5 Parts.
9 6 FB-233-19 Raeburn, Boyd. Man With a Horn - Score.
9 7 Raksin, David. Laura - Parts.
Rogers, Richard.
9 8 FB-233-20 Blue Moon - Score.
9 9 Dancing on the Ceiling - Parts.
9 10 I Could Write a Book - Parts.
9 11 Manhattan - Parts.
9 12 Where or When - Parts.
9 13 Sacco, John. Sing, Sing, Sing - Parts.
9 14 Schumann, Robert. Abendlied - Parts.
Schwartz, Arthur.
Dancing in the Dark.
10 1 FB-233-21 Score.
10 2 Parts.
10 3 I See Your Face - Parts.
10 4 If There is Someone Lovlier - Parts.
10 5 Something to Remember You By - Parts.
10 6 Shenandoah - Parts.
Shostakovich, Dimitri.
10 7 Fugue No. 1, Opus 87 - Parts.
10 8 Prelude No. 1 - Parts.
Sur le Pont d'Avignon.
10 9 FB-233-22 Score.
10 10 Parts.
Theme Medley of Jazz Bands.
10 11 FB-234-01 Score. Music by Billy Strayhorn, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Ted Heath, Artie Shaw, Les Brown, Stan Kenton, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Lunceford, Boyd Raeburn, Count Basie, Claude Thornhill, and Gordon Jenkins.
10 12-13 Parts 1 & 2.
11 1 Part 3.
11 2 Thornhill, Claude. Autumn Nocturne - Parts.
Van Eps, Robert.
11 3 Song in F - Parts.
11 4 Theme in E - Ballad - Parts.
Warren, Harry.
11 5 H. Warren Medley - Parts.
11 6 I'll String Along - Parts.
11 7 Nagasaki - Parts.
11 8 Serenade in Blue - Parts.
Youmans, Vincent.
The Carioca.
11 9 FB-234-02 Score.
11 10 Parts.
11 11 I Want to Be Happy - Parts.
11 12 More Than You Know - Parts.
11 13 Sometimes I'm Happy - Parts.

PLAYLISTS AND SCRIPTS FOR RADIO PROGRAMS

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12 1 Calvin Jackson Presents the Ambassadors of Music [Subject: Guitarist Johnny Smith and composer Jimmy van Heusen].
Jazz with Jackson - Broadcast on KOGO-FM.
12 2 Show No. 1 - Count Basie, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, and the Double Six of Paris, 1971 - 1972.
12 3 Show No. 2 - The Hi-Los, The Buddy Rich Band, 1971 - 1972.
12 4 Show No. 5 - Donald Shirley, Calvin Jackson, 1971 - 1972.
12 5 Show No. 6 - Billie Holiday, Duke Pearson, 1971 - 1972.
12 6 Show No. 7 - Irene Kral, Johnny Hodges, Leon Thomas, Oliver Nelson, 1971 - 1972.
12 7 Show No. 10 - Jimmie Lunceford, Duke Ellington, 1971 - 1972.
12 8 Show No. 13 - Bill Evans, Tommy Dorsey, 1971 - 1972.
12 9 Show No. 14 - Willie Bobo, Michel Legrand, 1971 - 1972.
12 10 Show No. 15 - "Zen": Fred Katz, Paul Horn, Chico Hamilton Quintet, 1971 - 1972.
12 11 Show No. 16 - June Christy, Pete Rugolo, 1971 - 1972.
12 12 Show No. 17 - Jerry Mulligan, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, 1971 - 1972.
12 13 Show No. 18 - Hampton Hawes, Johnny Richards, 1971 - 1972.
12 14 Show No. 19 - Richard "Groove" Holmes, Gerald Wilson, 1971 - 1972.
12 15 Show No. 20 - Billy May Orchestra with Frank Sinatra, Michel Legrand, 1971 - 1972.
12 16 Just Jazz. Show No. 3 - Broadcast on KCBA, 1969 - 1970.
12 17 Music In the Classic Manner: Your Host...Calvin Jackson.
12 18-21 Untitled playlists and scripts.
13 1-2 Untitled playlists and scripts.


Finding aid generated: 2012-08-30