Arthur Briggs Savoy Syncopators Orchestra - Why Don't You


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Trumpeter Arthur Briggs started playing in the 369th U.S. Infantry Band. He first visited Europe as a member of Will Marion Cook's Southern Syncopated Orchestra in June 1919. After playing in England and France, he returned home with the band in 1921. A short stint with Leslie Howard's Orchestra followed and then he went back to Europe in 1922, forming his own Savoy Syncopated Orchestra which was based in Belgium, but which also performed Austria and Germany (1926-1928). Briggs worked with Noble Sissle off and on in Europe during 1928-1930, visiting the U.S. with Sissle briefly in 1931 before returning overseas. In the '30s, Briggs co-led a band with pianist Freddy Johnson, led several of his own groups, recorded with Coleman Hawkins (1935) and Django Reinhardt. Briggs spent time in a concentration camp but fortunately survived and resumed his playing career in 1945. He gigged regularly in France into the mid-'60s, becoming a music teacher in 1964. This hot record was made in 1927.

5 commentaires

Love this hot tune ! Interesting information , too ! Was this "the" Leslie Howard , the actor ? Thanks again : )
Par Kerry Flow samedi dernier
Very welcome Jack and thank you for your best wishes; all went well indeed. Almost the countdown for 2012 too... wishing you a happy and brilliant new year :-)
Par kspm0220s il y a 3 ans
Thanks. An excellent presentation with great notes. Briggs had more than his share of adventures it seems. I hope you had a good Christmas and that the coming year will be a good one.
Par Boston Blackie il y a 3 ans
Thanks a lot Ginny! I'm happy to read you enjoyed this catchy jazz tune and the posters!
Par kspm0220s il y a 3 ans
This was fabulous! And I loved the array of sheet music covers you added and the information!
Par Ginny Karyn (gigi129) il y a 3 ans