Lionel Hampton and Benny Goodman also contribute to the party, but in cameo roles.Of particular note are the sides Berry recorded with Eldridge from 1938: it's a set that ranges from rambunctious swingers ("Forty Six, West Fifty Two") to glowing ballads ("Stardust"), all the while showing off Berry's full tone and agile phrasing on a variety of tempi.Most of these so-called "Transitional" saxophones were altos and they combine some features of the New Wonder Series II with others from the later Conn 6M (alto) and 10M (tenor) designs - in varying percentages.
Instead, there was a gradual evolution in the design.
Between 19 (approximately serial numbers 244700 to 260999) Conn manufactured around 17,000 "Transitional" (or "cross-over") models.
Berry suffered a skull fracture and other internal injuries in the accident.
He was taken to Brown Memorial Hospital in Conneaut, where he died on October 30, 1941 aged 33. Hundreds of cars were in the funeral procession towards Peninsula Cemetery in Wheeling, West Virginia where Berry was initially interred.
He was that good." His sister Ann played piano and Chu became interested in music at an early age, playing alto saxophone, at first with local bands.
He was inspired to take up the tenor sax after hearing Coleman Hawkins on tour.This import covers Chu Berry's initial foray into solo territory.Cut between 1936-1939, the 24 cuts find the tenor saxophone luminary in the stellar company of trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Hot Lips Page, the irrepressible trombonist Keg Johnson, pianist Jess Stacey, and drummer Cozy Cole.Berry was one of the jazz musicians who took part in jam sessions at Minton's Playhouse in New York City, which led to the development of bebop."Christopher Columbus", which Berry composed with lyrics by Andy Razaf, was the last important hit recording of the Fletcher Henderson orchestra, recorded in 1936.Berry was survived by his wife, Geraldine Berry; mother, Margaret Berry, and sister, Anne Berry. In 1964, due to construction work on the I-70 Wheeling Tunnel thoroughfare, his remains were exhumed and moved to nearby Mt.