Joe Garland

Joe Garland

Real Name:
Joseph Copeland Garland
American jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger, best known for writing "In the Mood" (Aug. 15, 1903, Norfolk, Virginia - April 21, 1977, Teaneck, New Jersey).

Garland studied music at Shaw University and the Aeolian Conservatory. He started by playing classical music but joined a jazz band, Graham Jackson's Seminole Syncopators, in 1924, where he first recorded. He had a long run of associations as a sideman on saxophone and clarinet, with Elmer Snowden (1925), Joe Steele (2), Henri Saparo, Leon Abbey (including a tour of South America), Charlie Skeete and Jelly Roll Morton in the 1920s. The 1930s saw him playing with Bobby Neal (1931) and the Mill's Blue Rhythm Band; he was both a performer and an arranger for the Blue Rhythm Band from 1932 to 1936, when Lucky Millinder replaced him. Following this he played with Edgar Hayes (1937), Don Redman (1938), and Louis Armstrong (1939-42). In the 1940s he played with Claude Hopkins and others, and then returned to Armstrong's band from 1945-47. Following this he played with Herbie Fields, Hopkins again, and Earl Hines (1948). In the 1950s, he went into semi-retirement.
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Joe Garland Discography


E-1252 Gustavus Stage Band In The Mood Gustavus Stage Band - Things Are Getting Better!!(LP, Album) SMR Soundmaster Recordins E-1252 US 1985 Sell This Version


GE 41/90, none Various Over The Rainbow Various - The Musicals(Cass, Comp) Gente, Dejavu GE 41/90, none Italy 1990 Sell This Version
438 118-2 Various In The Mood (as Joseph Garland) Various - Kino-Klassiker(CD, Comp) Philips, Philips Digital Classics 438 118-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
LP 6077 Glenn Miller In The Mood Glenn Miller - Hommage à Glenn Miller Vol 1(LP, Album, Comp) Les Tréteaux LP 6077 France Unknown Sell This Version
MRS-3005-B Various In The Mood Various - String Of Pearls (Swing & Modern Jazz)(LP, Comp) Senshukai MRS-3005-B Japan Unknown Sell This Version