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A Hundred Years From TodayIf you don't know Teagarden, A Hundred Years From Today isn't the best place to meet him. If you're a fan, however, the long-awaited...A Hundred Years From TodayJazzIf you don't know Teagarden, A Hundred Years From Today isn't the best place to meet him. If you're a fan, however, the long-awaited...1991-01-11Gerry Mulligan
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A Hundred Years From Today

Genre: Jazz; Lead Performer: Jack Teagarden; Performers: Gerry Mulligan; Producer (group): Grudge; Status: In Season

If you don’t know Teagarden, A Hundred Years From Today isn’t the best place to meet him. If you’re a fan, however, the long-awaited release of this 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival concert (his last) will come as a revelation. It’s not just the music, which is played by a band that includes Pee Wee Russell, Gerry Mulligan (a fabled guest appearance), Joe Sullivan, and three members of the Teagarden family, including his 74-year-old ragtime-playing mama. What gives this record a nearly novelistic subtext is the mood he was in: Nostalgic and pleasantly embalmed (Teagarden was a prodigious drinker), he tells story after story in his nasal Texas twang, which is almost as warming as his incomparable blues trombone. A-

Originally posted January 11 1991 — 12:00 AM EST

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