Friday, February 7, 2020

Irving Aaronson 125, February 7, 2020

Band leader Irving Aaronson was born 125 years ago today, on 07-February-1895. Years ago I took a jazz anthology record out from the library.  One of the tracks was credited to "Irving Aaronson and His Commanders." For some reason, the name struck me as being funny.  There may also have been a photo.  The music was pretty good mid-1920s jazz.  At various times he employed Gene Krupa and Artie Shaw.  After Aaronson broke up the band in the mid-1930s, he worked as a musical director at M-G-M.

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