Edgar Courance

Profile:
American jazz saxophonist (tenor) and clarinetist player.
Nickname : "Spider".
He played with : "Tiny Bradshaw and his Orchestra" (1930's).

Born : 1903 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Died : October 12, 1969 in New York City, New York.
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SW. 214 Edgar Courance - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate album art Bill Coleman Et Son Orchestre* Bill Coleman Et Son Orchestre* - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate(Shellac, 10") Swing (3) SW. 214 France 1946 Sell This Version
FOLP 8004 Edgar Courance - Bill Coleman album art Bill Coleman (2) Coquette Bill Coleman (2) - Bill Coleman(10") La Voix De Son Maître FOLP 8004 France 1959 Sell This Version
Edgar Courance - Recorded In Paris 1936-1938 album art Bill Coleman (2) Accompanied By Django ReinhardtStephane Grapelly*Frank "Big Boy" GoudieOscar AlemanHerman ChittisonAlix CombelleEddie BrunnerWilson Myers Way Down Yonder In New Orleans and 1 more… Bill Coleman (2) Accompanied By Django ReinhardtStephane Grapelly*Frank "Big Boy" GoudieOscar AlemanHerman ChittisonAlix CombelleEddie BrunnerWilson Myers - Recorded In Paris 1936-1938 (Comp) DRG Records US 1985 Sell This Version
CD AFS 1004 Edgar Courance - In Paris album art Dicky Wells* & Bill Coleman (2) Way Down Yonder In New Orleans and 1 more… Dicky Wells* & Bill Coleman (2) - In Paris(CD, Comp, RM) Affinity CD AFS 1004 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
none Edgar Courance - 1934 album art Various The Darkroom Strutter's Ball Various - 1934(CD, Comp) Jazz Magazine (2) none France 2000 Sell This Version
CHTX 240.328 Edgar Courance - Bill Coleman In Paris album art Bill Coleman (2) Way Down Yonder In New Orleans and 3 more… Bill Coleman (2) - Bill Coleman In Paris(LP, Comp) La Voix De Son Maître CHTX 240.328 France Unknown Sell This Version
PMC 7104, 1E062•11015 (M) Edgar Courance - Bill Coleman À Paris 1936-38 Volume 1 album art Bill Coleman (2) Bill Coleman (2) - Bill Coleman À Paris 1936-38 Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono) Parlophone, Parlophone PMC 7104, 1E062•11015 (M) UK Unknown Sell This Version

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bibi1944

bibi1944

November 28, 2009
A heart attack cut short the career of this talented reed player, one of literally dozens of musicians who somehow earned a creepy, crawly, web-spinning nickname. From 1926 Courance was associated with the Cincinatti-based band of Wesley Helvey and also had a short playing relationship with superb trombonist J.C. Higginbotham. In the early '30s the reedman headed for New York City, by 1934 establishing a steady gig in the petite shadow of Tiny Bradshaw. The fall of the following year Courance began performing in France, a country where his surname sounded right at home. He began playing there with Freddy Taylor and in 1937 was performing in Paris with a guitarist whose name suggested a fondness for beer, Oscar Aleman.

Courance also continued working around France with Taylor. In the spring of 1938, Fletcher Allen called on Courance for a new ensemble he was convening, again to be based out of Paris. During the same year Courance made some exciting recordings under the leadership of trumpeter Bill Coleman, whose touring itinerary for the period involved a trip to Egypt for Courance. By 1940 the reedman was back in New York City but out of his love of traveling jumped at the opportunity to take part in various overseas tours being conducted by the

USO. These included 1945 and 1947 package tours in which he backed drumming bandleader Herbie Cowens. When he went to work for Wingie Carpenter in the '50s it represented a coming together of nicknames, as there is chance that there are as many Wingies in the music business as Spiders. After 1966 Courance was unable to continue performing. ~ Eugene Chadbourne, All Music Guide

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