A Hundred Years From Today 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… A Hundred Years From Today 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… Jack Teagarden Gerry Mulligan Jazz
Music Review

A Hundred Years From Today (1991)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: Jack Teagarden; Genre: Jazz

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 Jan 11, 1991 Published in issue #48 Jan 11, 1991 Order article reprints
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