Calvin Jackson Papers, 1940-1980 (MSS 0028)

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Extent: 23.25 Linear feet (13 archives boxes and 95 oversize folders)

Papers of Calvin Jackson (1919-1985), jazz pianist, composer, arranger, ensemble leader, and host of radio and television programs featuring jazz music and performers. The material consists of manuscript scores and instrumental parts for Jackson's own compositions, his arrangements of the music of other composers, and photocopies of scripts and playlists for radio programs that Jackson hosted in Canada and the United States.

Calvin Jackson was born on May 26, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied music at the Juilliard School for a year (1941), then went to California as assistant music director at the Hollywood studios of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In addition to his film studio work, Jackson also arranged music for orchestra leader Harry James and recorded with Phil Moore's band. He moved back to New York in 1947, where he was billed with Mildred Bailey at the Cafe Society. He continued to pursue a career as a recording artist in his roles as arranger, pianist and ensemble leader, touring widely in North and South America with a trio or quartet. Jackson moved to Toronto, Canada, in 1950. His quartet appeared regularly at the Park Plaza Hotel, and he hosted a weekly program featuring jazz music on Canadian television. Jackson returned to the United States in 1957, and in 1961 he moved back to Southern California, where he settled permanently. He became a part of musical life in Los Angeles and San Diego, playing with small groups and presenting radio programs, including "Jazz with Jackson" on KOGO-FM and "Just Jazz" on KCBA.

Calvin Jackson died in Encinitas, California, in 1985.

The Calvin Jackson Papers consist of manuscript music scores and instrumental parts for his own compositions, scores and parts of his arrangements of works by American composers of popular music from the "Golden era," and composers from other periods and traditions such as J. S. Bach and Dimitri Shostakovich. The collection also includes photocopies of Jackson's recorded music playlists and commentaries for radio programs. Not all compositions and arrangements have both a score and a complete set of parts.

The material dates from the 1940s to the 1980s and is arranged in three series: 1) COMPOSITIONS BY CALVIN JACKSON, 2) ARRANGEMENTS BY CALVIN JACKSON and 3) PLAYLISTS AND SCRIPTS FOR RADIO PROGRAMS.

SERIES 1: COMPOSITIONS BY CALVIN JACKSON

This series contains manuscript scores and instrumental parts for Jackson's compositions in song, suite, symphonic and other forms, as well as his texts and music for a television program entitled Musical Anthology of Jazz. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

SERIES 2: ARRANGEMENTS BY CALVIN JACKSON

This series reflects the range of Jackson's work as an arranger and leader of his own ensemble. While twentieth century North American composers of jazz and popular music predominate, Jackson also re-interpreted folk melodies (Greensleeves, Shenandoah) as well as works by J. S. Bach, Georges Bizet, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Robert Schumann, and others. Two of his longer arrangements are the "re-visit" to George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and the anthology, Theme Medley of Jazz Bands. Manuscript scores and parts are filed alphabetically, first by composer's name and then by title of piece. Anonymous works are interfiled by title.

SERIES 3: PLAYLISTS AND SCRIPTS FOR RADIO PROGRAMS

This series contains photocopies of playlists that Calvin Jackson used for the radio programs that he hosted. The playlists, or record logs, give titles, performers and running times for the selections. The scripts introduce the music and musicians, give background information and comment on the performances.

SEPARATION NOTE:

Audio recordings received with the Calvin Jackson Papers have been separated from the collection and added to the UCSD Music, Film and Video Library's holdings.

Container List

COMPOSITIONS BY CALVIN JACKSON

Box: 1 Folder: 1 Oversize: FB-229-01
Cal-isthenics - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 2 Oversize: FB-229-02
Carl Sandburg Suite: Aztec Mask - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Carl Sandburg Suite: Blues Thirty-two - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 4 Oversize: FB-229-03
Carl Sandburg Suite: Fog - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 5 Oversize: FB-229-04
Carl Sandburg Suite: Nocturne in a Deserted Brickyard - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 6 Oversize: FB-229-05
Carl Sandburg Suite: Skyscraper - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 7 Oversize: FB-229-06
Carl Sandburg Suite: Theme in Yellow - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Espagnuolo - Parts
I Keep Repeatin'
Box: 1 Folder: 9 Oversize: FB-229-07
Score
Box: 1 Folder: 10
Parts
Box: 1 Folder: 11 Oversize: FB-229-08
It's Good to be Alive - Score
Jazz Waltz
Box: 1 Folder: 12 Oversize: FB-229-09
Score
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Part
Box: 1 Folder: 14 Oversize: FB-229-10
Love for Me was Dead - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Love in the Summer - Score
Lovely Music Hath Charm
Box: 1 Folder: 16 Oversize: FB-229-11
Score
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Parts
Box: 1 Folder: 18 Oversize: FB-229-12
May is Here - Score
Metropolis Per Diem
Box: 1 Folder: 19 Oversize: FB-229-13
Score
Box: 1 Folder: 20
Conducting score
Box: 1 Folder: 21 Oversize: FB-229-14
Musical Anthology of Jazz: Synopsis and Part 1 - Score. Program written for television
Box: 1 Folder: 22 Oversize: FB-229-15
Musical Anthology of Jazz: Synopsis - Part 2 (The Continuity) - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 23 Oversize: FB-229-16
Musical Anthology of Jazz: Synopsis - Part 3 (The Essence) - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 24
Musical Anthology of Jazz: Synopsis - Lullaby in Bondage - Parts
Box: 1 Folder: 25 Oversize: FB-229-17
Night Moods Suite - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 26 Oversize: FB-229-18
Please be Advised - Score
Profile of an American
Box: 1 Folder: 27 Oversize: FB-230-01
(Complete) - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 28 Oversize: FB-230-02
Part 1 - (The Motivation) - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 29 Oversize: FB-230-03
Part 2 - (The Man) - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 30 Oversize: FB-230-04
Part 3 - (The Mission) - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 31 Oversize: FB-230-05
Prophet - Score
Rhythm Was All I Had
Box: 1 Folder: 32 Oversize: FB-230-06
Score
Box: 1 Folder: 33
Parts
Box: 1 Folder: 34 Oversize: FB-230-07
Shout - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 35 Oversize: FB-230-08
Suite in the Classic Design - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 36 Oversize: FB-230-09
Symphony No. 1 - Score
Themes and Explorations
Box: 1 Folder: 37 Oversize: FB-230-10
Score
Box: 1 Folder: 38
Parts
Box: 1 Folder: 39 Oversize: FB-230-11
Valvitations Trombosis - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 40 Oversize: FB-230-12
What Else? - Score
Box: 1 Folder: 41 Oversize: FB-230-13
Windjammer - Score

ARRANGEMENTS BY CALVIN JACKSON

Box: 1 Folder: 42 Oversize: FB-231-01
Ager-Sullivan. I May Be Wrong - Instrumental octet series. Score
Box: 1 Folder: 43 Oversize: FB-231-02
Archer, H. I Love You - Instrumental octet series. Score
Arlen, Harold
Box: 1 Folder: 44
Black Magic - Parts
Box: 1 Folder: 45
Get Happy - Parts
Box: 1 Folder: 46
I Got a Right - Parts
Box: 1 Folder: 47
Over the Rainbow - Parts
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Box: 1 Folder: 48
Fuga 16 - Parts
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Fugue No. 1 in C Major - Parts
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Preludio No. 1 in C Major - Parts
Basie, Count
Box: 2 Folder: 3 Oversize: FB-231-03
Every Tub
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Every Tub - Parts
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Where One O'Clock Jumped To - Parts
Berlin, Irving
Berlin Medley
Box: 2 Folder: 6 Oversize: FB-231-04
Score
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Parts
Remember
Box: 2 Folder: 8 Oversize: FB-231-05
Score
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Parts
Slumming on Park Avenue
Box: 2 Folder: 10 Oversize: FB-231-06
Score
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Parts
There's No Business Like Show Business
Box: 2 Folder: 12 Oversize: FB-231-07
Score
Box: 2 Folder: 13
Parts
Box: 2 Folder: 14
Where Are You? - Parts
Bizet, Georges. Bizet a la Modal
Box: 3 Folder: 1 Oversize: FB-231-08
Score
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Parts
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Bourgeois, Louis. Christmas Doxology - Part
Brown, Les
Ebony Rhapsody
Box: 3 Folder: 4 Oversize: FB-231-09
Score
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Parts
Box: 3 Folder: 6 Oversize: FB-231-10
Sentimental Journey - Score
Dominguez, Alberto. Frenesi
Box: 3 Folder: 7 Oversize: FB-231-11
Score
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Parts
Dorsey, Tommy. Stop, Look and Listen!
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Parts
Box: 3 Folder: 11 Oversize: FB-231-12
Score
Duke, Vernon. April in Paris
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Parts
Box: 3 Folder: 13 Oversize: FB-231-13
Score
Ellington, Duke
Azure
Box: 3 Folder: 14 Oversize: FB-231-14
String series. Score
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Parts
Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me
Box: 3 Folder: 16 Oversize: FB-231-15
Score
Box: 3 Folder: 17
Parts
Box: 3 Folder: 18 Oversize: FB-231-16
Ellington Medley - Score
In My Solitude
Box: 3 Folder: 19 Oversize: FB-231-17
String series. Score
Box: 3 Folder: 20
Parts
It Don't Mean a Thing
Box: 3 Folder: 21 Oversize: FB-231-18
Score
Box: 3 Folder: 22
Parts
Jump for Joy
Box: 4 Folder: 1 Oversize: FB-231-19
Score
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Parts
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Main Stem - Parts
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Otto - Parts
Prelude to a Kiss
Box: 4 Folder: 5 Oversize: FB-231-20
Score
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Parts
Satin Doll
Box: 4 Folder: 7 Oversize: FB-231-21
Score
Box: 4 Folder: 8
Parts
Box: 4 Folder: 9 Oversize: FB-232-01
Fiorito, Ted. I Never Knew - Score
Gershwin, George
Fascinatin' Rhythm
Box: 4 Folder: 10 Oversize: FB-232-02
Score
Box: 4 Folder: 11
Parts
Box: 4 Folder: 12
I've Got Rhythm - Part
Love Walked In
Box: 4 Folder: 13 Oversize: FB-232-03
Score
Box: 4 Folder: 14
Parts
Rhapsody in Blue (Revisited)
Box: 4 Folder: 15 Oversize: FB-232-04
Score
Box: 4 Folder: 16
Part 1 - Parts
Box: 5 Folder: 1
Part 2 - Parts
Box: 5 Folder: 2
Part 3 - Parts
Someone to Watch Over Me
Box: 5 Folder: 3 Oversize: FB-232-05
Score
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Parts
Strike Up the Band
Box: 5 Folder: 5 Oversize: FB-232-06
Score
Box: 5 Folder: 6
Parts
S'Wonderful
Box: 5 Folder: 7 Oversize: FB-232-07
Score
Box: 5 Folder: 8
Parts
Goodman, B., J. Mundy and C. Christian. Air Mail Special
Box: 5 Folder: 9 Oversize: FB-232-08
Score
Box: 5 Folder: 10
Parts
Box: 5 Folder: 11
Green, Bud, L. Brown and B. Homer. Sentimental Journey - Parts
Box: 5 Folder: 12 Oversize: FB-232-09
Green, Johnny. Out of Nowhere - Score
Box: 5 Folder: 13
Greensleeves - Parts
Box: 5 Folder: 14 Oversize: FB-232-10
Greer, Sonny. Just You, Just Me - Score
Gross, Walter. Tenderly
Box: 6 Folder: 1 Oversize: FB-232-11
Score
Box: 6 Folder: 2
Parts
Heath, Ted. Blue Skies March
Box: 6 Folder: 3 Oversize: FB-232-12
Score
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Parts
Herman, Woody. Wild Root
Box: 6 Folder: 5 Oversize: FB-232-13
Score
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Parts
Box: 6 Folder: 7 Oversize: FB-232-14
Hudson, H. Moon Glow - Score. Instrumental octet series
Jacquet, Illinois. Robin's Nest
Box: 6 Folder: 8 Oversize: FB-232-15
Score
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Parts
Box: 6 Folder: 10
Jones, Craig Elwood. Chorale in B Minor - Part
Kenton, Stan. Painted Rhythm
Box: 6 Folder: 11 Oversize: FB-232-16
Score
Box: 6 Folder: 12
Parts
Kenton, Stan and Franz Schubert. Stan Meets Franz
Box: 6 Folder: 13 Oversize: FB-232-17
Score
Box: 6 Folder: 14
Parts
Kern, Jerome
All the Things You Are
Box: 6 Folder: 15 Oversize: FB-232-18
Score
Box: 6 Folder: 16 Oversize: FB-232-19
String series. Score
Box: 6 Folder: 17
Parts
I Won't Dance
Box: 6 Folder: 18 Oversize: FB-233-01
Score
Box: 6 Folder: 19
Parts
Long Ago and Far Away
Box: 6 Folder: 20 Oversize: FB-233-02
Score
Box: 6 Folder: 21
Parts
Yesterdays
Box: 6 Folder: 22 Oversize: FB-233-03
Score
Box: 6 Folder: 23
Parts
Lake, Bonnie. Man With a Horn
Box: 7 Folder: 1 Oversize: FB-233-04
Score
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Parts
Lunceford, Jimmy
Posin'
Box: 7 Folder: 3 Oversize: FB-233-05
Score
Box: 7 Folder: 4
Parts
Box: 7 Folder: 5 Oversize: FB-233-06
Rhythm in My Nursery Rhyme - Score
Box: 7 Folder: 6
Rhythm Nursery - Parts
Box: 7 Folder: 7
Mancini, Henry. Moon River - Parts
McHugh, Jimmy
How Blue the Night
Box: 7 Folder: 8 Oversize: FB-233-07
Score
Box: 7 Folder: 9
Parts
I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
Box: 7 Folder: 10 Oversize: FB-233-08
Score
Box: 7 Folder: 11
Parts
South American Way
Box: 7 Folder: 12 Oversize: FB-233-09
Score
Box: 7 Folder: 13
Parts
Box: 7 Folder: 14 Oversize: FB-233-10
Where Are You? - Score
You're a Sweetheart
Box: 7 Folder: 15 Oversize: FB-233-11
Score
Box: 7 Folder: 16
Parts
Box: 7 Folder: 17 Oversize: FB-233-12
Myrow, J. Autumn Nocturne - Score
Oakland, Ben
If I Love Again
Box: 8 Folder: 1 Oversize: FB-233-13
Score
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Parts
Box: 8 Folder: 3
I'll Take Romance - Parts
Roses in December
Box: 8 Folder: 4 Oversize: FB-233-14
Score
Box: 8 Folder: 5
Parts
Sidewalks of Cuba
Box: 8 Folder: 6 Oversize: FB-233-15
Score
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Parts
Oliver, Sy
Well! Git It!
Box: 8 Folder: 8 Oversize: FB-233-16
Score. Tommy Dorsey version
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Parts
Box: 8 Folder: 10
Yes, Indeed! - Parts
Palmer, Jack and Spencer Williams. I Found a New Baby
Box: 8 Folder: 11 Oversize: FB-233-17
Score
Box: 8 Folder: 12
Parts
Porter, Cole
Box: 8 Folder: 13
Easy to Love - Parts
Box: 8 Folder: 14
Get Out of Town - Parts
Box: 8 Folder: 15
Love for Sale - Parts
Box: 9 Folder: 1
You'd Be So Nice - Parts
Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Romance, Opus 10, No. 6 - Parts
Box: 9 Folder: 3
Serenade - Parts
Raeburn, Boyd and W.C. Handy. Dalvatore Sally
Box: 9 Folder: 4 Oversize: FB-233-18
Score
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Parts
Box: 9 Folder: 6 Oversize: FB-233-19
Raeburn, Boyd. Man With a Horn - Score
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Raksin, David. Laura - Parts
Rogers, Richard
Box: 9 Folder: 8 Oversize: FB-233-20
Blue Moon - Score
Box: 9 Folder: 9
Dancing on the Ceiling - Parts
Box: 9 Folder: 10
I Could Write a Book - Parts
Box: 9 Folder: 11
Manhattan - Parts
Box: 9 Folder: 12
Where or When - Parts
Box: 9 Folder: 13
Sacco, John. Sing, Sing, Sing - Parts
Box: 9 Folder: 14
Schumann, Robert. Abendlied - Parts
Schwartz, Arthur
Dancing in the Dark
Box: 10 Folder: 1 Oversize: FB-233-21
Score
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Parts
Box: 10 Folder: 3
I See Your Face - Parts
Box: 10 Folder: 4
If There is Someone Lovlier - Parts
Box: 10 Folder: 5
Something to Remember You By - Parts
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Shenandoah - Parts
Shostakovich, Dimitri
Box: 10 Folder: 7
Fugue No. 1, Opus 87 - Parts
Box: 10 Folder: 8
Prelude No. 1 - Parts
Sur le Pont d'Avignon
Box: 10 Folder: 9 Oversize: FB-233-22
Score
Box: 10 Folder: 10
Parts
Theme Medley of Jazz Bands
Box: 10 Folder: 11 Oversize: FB-234-01
Score. Music by Billy Strayhorn, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Ted Heath, Artie Shaw, Les Brown, Stan Kenton, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Lunceford, Boyd Raeburn, Count Basie, Claude Thornhill, and Gordon Jenkins
Box: 10 Folder: 12-13
Parts 1 & 2
Box: 11 Folder: 1
Part 3
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Thornhill, Claude. Autumn Nocturne - Parts
Van Eps, Robert
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Song in F - Parts
Box: 11 Folder: 4
Theme in E - Ballad - Parts
Warren, Harry
Box: 11 Folder: 5
H. Warren Medley - Parts
Box: 11 Folder: 6
I'll String Along - Parts
Box: 11 Folder: 7
Nagasaki - Parts
Box: 11 Folder: 8
Serenade in Blue - Parts
Youmans, Vincent
The Carioca
Box: 11 Folder: 9 Oversize: FB-234-02
Score
Box: 11 Folder: 10
Parts
Box: 11 Folder: 11
I Want to Be Happy - Parts
Box: 11 Folder: 12
More Than You Know - Parts
Box: 11 Folder: 13
Sometimes I'm Happy - Parts

PLAYLISTS AND SCRIPTS FOR RADIO PROGRAMS

Box: 12 Folder: 1
Calvin Jackson Presents the Ambassadors of Music [Subject: Guitarist Johnny Smith and composer Jimmy van Heusen]
Jazz with Jackson - Broadcast on KOGO-FM
Box: 12 Folder: 2
Show No. 1 - Count Basie, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, and the Double Six of Paris, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 3
Show No. 2 - The Hi-Los, The Buddy Rich Band, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 4
Show No. 5 - Donald Shirley, Calvin Jackson, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 5
Show No. 6 - Billie Holiday, Duke Pearson, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 6
Show No. 7 - Irene Kral, Johnny Hodges, Leon Thomas, Oliver Nelson, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 7
Show No. 10 - Jimmie Lunceford, Duke Ellington, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 8
Show No. 13 - Bill Evans, Tommy Dorsey, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 9
Show No. 14 - Willie Bobo, Michel Legrand, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 10
Show No. 15 - "Zen": Fred Katz, Paul Horn, Chico Hamilton Quintet, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 11
Show No. 16 - June Christy, Pete Rugolo, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 12
Show No. 17 - Jerry Mulligan, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 13
Show No. 18 - Hampton Hawes, Johnny Richards, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 14
Show No. 19 - Richard "Groove" Holmes, Gerald Wilson, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 15
Show No. 20 - Billy May Orchestra with Frank Sinatra, Michel Legrand, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 16
Just Jazz. Show No. 3 - Broadcast on KCBA, 1969 - 1970
Box: 12 Folder: 17
Music In the Classic Manner: Your Host...Calvin Jackson
Box: 12 Folder: 18-21
Untitled playlists and scripts
Box: 13 Folder: 1-2
Untitled playlists and scripts