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Rex Stewart

tr, cor, 1907-1967 US, Philadelphia
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Rex William Stewart

Rex William Stewart (22 February 1907 – 7 September 1967) was an American jazz cornetist best remembered for his work with the Duke Ellington orchestra.After stints with Elmer Snowden, Fletcher Henderson, Horace Henderson, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, and Luis Russell, Stewart joined the Ellington band in 1934, replacing Freddie Jenkins. Ellington arranged many of his pieces to showcase Stewart's half-valve effects, muted sound, and forceful style.

     
Instruments
  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Tain't Like That on Presenting Rex Stewart by Rex Stewart
That's Rhythm on Presenting Rex Stewart by Rex Stewart
Shake It and Break It on Presenting Rex Stewart by Rex Stewart
Dutch Treat on Presenting Rex Stewart by Rex Stewart
Montmartre on Djangologie Vol8 / 1937 - 1938 by Django Reinhardt
Delta Mood on Presenting Rex Stewart by Rex Stewart
Finesse on Djangologie Vol8 / 1937 - 1938 by Django Reinhardt
Low Cotton on Djangologie Vol8 / 1937 - 1938 by Django Reinhardt
I Know That You Know on Djangologie Vol8 / 1937 - 1938 by Django Reinhardt
Solid Old Man on Djangologie Vol8 / 1937 - 1938 by Django Reinhardt

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
In Chronology - 1934-1946Rex Stewart2009Album
Boy Meets HornRex Stewart2008Album
Take It EasyRex Stewart2001Compil.
1947-1948Rex Stewart1999Compil.
1946-1947Rex Stewart1998Compil.
Rendez-Vous Avec Rex StewartRex Stewart1998Album
Braggin' In BrassRex Stewart1998Compil.
The Duke's MenJohnny Hodges, Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington1997Compil.
Americans In SwedenHot Lips Page, Rex Stewart, Tyree Glenn1997Compil.
RexatiousRex Stewart1996Compil.
An Introduction To Rex Stewart - His Best Recordings 1926-1941Rex Stewart1993Compil.
Trumpet Jive!Rex Stewart And Wingy Manone1992Compil.
Duke Ellington's Trumpeters 1937-1940Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart1991Compil.
The EllingtoniansRex Stewart / Billy Taylor Sr. / Barney Bigard / Juan Tizol1990Compil.
Rex Meets HornRex Stewart1990Compil.
Rex Meets HornRex Stewart1990Album
Hot Lips Page 1951 / Rex Stewart 1947Hot Lips Page / Rex Stewart1985Compil.
The Irrepressible Rex StewartRex Stewart, John Dengler All Stars1980Album
The Roots Of DixielandRex Stewart, Buster Bailey, Marty Napoleon, George Wettling1977Album
The Roots Of Dixieland Jazz Volume IIRex Stewart, Vic Dickenson, Buster Bailey, Marty Napoleon, Pee Wee Erwin, Milt Hinton, George Wettling, Arvell Shaw, Claude Hopkins1976Compil.
Les Geants Du JazzLouis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Rex Stewart, Coleman Hawkins1975Compil.
Rex In Paris - 1947-1948Rex Stewart1975Album
MemorialRex Stewart1969Compil.
The Rex Stewart Memorial AlbumRex Stewart1969Album
The Duke's MenDuke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Rex Stewart, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams1968Compil.
Things Ain't What They Used To BeJohnny Hodges / Rex Stewart1967Compil.
MemorialRex Stewart1966Album
Rex Stewart Meets Henri ChaixRex Stewart, Henri Chaix1966Album
The Golden Era Of Dixieland Jazz Vol. 2Rex Stewart, Arvell Shaw, Marty Napoleon, Buster Bailey, Vic Dickenson, George Wettling1965Single
Without A SongRex Stewart And The Ellingtonians1962Single
Quiero Ser FelizRex Stewart1960Single
The Happy Jazz Of Rex StewartRex Stewart1960Album
Rex Stewart And The EllingtoniansRex Stewart And The Ellingtonians1960Album
Porgy & Bess RevisitedRex Stewart - Cootie Williams1959Album
Little Sir Echo / Let's Do ItRex Stewart And Dickie Wells1959Single
Jazz StarsColeman Hawkins, Rex Stewart1959Single
Henderson HomecomingRex Stewart1959Album
Chatter JazzRex Stewart & Dickie Wells1959Album
Rendezvous With RexRex Stewart1958Album
Tea And TrumpetsRex Stewart And Cootie Williams1957Single
The Big ChallengeCootie Williams & Rex Stewart1957Album
Dedicated JazzRex Stewart / Peanuts Hucko1956Album
Rex Stewart And His Dixieland Jazz BandRex Stewart1956Single
Rex Stewart Plays Duke EllingtonRex Stewart / Illinois Jacquet And His All Stars1955Album
Fletcher Henderson And His Connie's Inn Orchestra l Featuring Coleman Hawkins And Rex StewartFletcher Henderson And His Connie's Inn Orchestra, Coleman Hawkins, Rex Stewart1954Album
Fletcher Henderson And His Connie's Inn Orchestra Featuring Coleman Hawkins And Rex StewartFletcher Henderson And His Connie's Inn Orchestra, Coleman Hawkins, Rex Stewart1954Single
Big JazzJack Teagarden / Rex Stewart1953Album
Main Stem / Stompy JonesRex Stewart Et Claude Bolling Et Son Orchestre1948Album
Things Ain't What They Used To Be / Black And BlueRex Stewart With Claude Bolling Et Son Orchestre1948Album
Boy Meets Horn / SavoyDuke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Rex Stewart / Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra1944Album
Jazz EncounterWill Bradley, Trigger Alpert, Lou Stein, Paul Kashian, Bill Stegmeyer, Bud Freeman, Rex Stewart, Barry GalbraithSingle
Trumpet Jive!Rex Stewart And Wingy ManoneCompil.
That's RhythmRex Stewart / Jonah JonesCompil.
Take The A Train / Don't Get Around Much AnymoreRex StewartSingle
St. Louis BluesRex Stewart With Henri ChaixSingle
Drumsticks, Trumpets & DixielandVic Dickenson / Marty Napoleon / George Wettling / Rex Stewart / Arvell Shaw / Buster Bailey / Pee Wee Erwin / Milt Hinton / Claude HopkinsAlbum
Big Jazz 1940Rex Stewart / Jack TeagardenCompil.
Plays Duke EllingtonRex StewartSingle
Rex Stewart With Graeme BellRex Stewart With Graeme Bell And His Australian Jazz BandAlbum
Newport Jazz Festival 3 July 1958/ Paris Jazz Festival 3 November 1965Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Tyree Glenn, Hilton Jefferson, Ben Webster, Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Greer, Roy Eldridge, Stuff Smith, Don Byas, Earl Hines, Jimmy Woode, Kenny ClarkeAlbum
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 47Rex Stewart / Sandy Williams / Vernon Story / Johnny HarrisAlbum
Illinois Jacquet And His All Stars Play Uptown Jazz/ Rex Stewart Plays Duke EllingtonRex Stewart / Illinois Jacquet And His All StarsAlbum
Rex Stewart / Cootie WilliamsRex Stewart / Cootie WilliamsCompil.
Jazz Classics N°27Rex Stewart, Barney BigardAlbum
Ellington SidemenJohnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Barney BigardCompil.
Previously UnreissuedBrick Fleagle And Rex StewartCompil.
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