Freddy Gardner

Real Name:
Frederick James Gardner
Profile:
British jazz saxophonist (Dec. 23, 1910, London - July 26, 1950).

Gardner was a self-taught musician with minimal coaching. He formed the semi-professional New Colorado Band in 1928, and a year later entered the band in a contest at Chelsea Town Hall, and won. He was spotted by the founding editor of Melody Maker magazine, and had secured his first regular professional position later that year. In 1933, Freddy was taken under the wing of Ray Noble and recorded with The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra.

He developed his technique by working in bands led by Sydney Lipton, Billy Bissett, and Bert Firman. As a skilled clarinetist, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophonist, Gardner became a prolific recording session player. He can be heard on numerous recordings by The Four Stars (2), The Six Swingers, Jay Wilbur, Benny Carter, Teddy Foster, Valaida Snow, Ray Noble, Ike Hatch, Mario Lorenzi, and the internationally famous team of pianist Buck Washington and singing tap dancer John W. Bubbles (of Buck And Bubbles).

Gardner led small groups in 1936-37, on the Interstate label, distributed by Interstate Music in East Sussex, England. Toward the end of 1937, he began to be billed as "Freddy Gardner and his Swing Orchestra' with which he made many recordings. The band included such musicians as George Chisholm and Ted Heath. After serving in World War II he was featured as a soloist with Peter Yorke And His Orchestra.

Gardner was tragically felled by a stroke in 1950, and passed away at the age of 39 on July 26, 1950.
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Freddy Gardner Discography Tracks

Albums

Freddy Gardner - Freddy Gardner album art Freddy Gardner Freddy Gardner (Album) Columbia US 1951 Sell This Version
Freddy Gardner - The Immortal Freddy Gardner And Al Gallodoro album art Freddy Gardner / Al Gallodoro Freddy Gardner / Al Gallodoro - The Immortal Freddy Gardner And Al Gallodoro (Album) Columbia US 1954 Sell This Version
Freddy Gardner - Sweet Sax album art Freddy Gardner / Alvy West Freddy Gardner / Alvy West - Sweet Sax Brunswick Canada 1962 Sell This Version
MES/7044 Freddy Gardner - Freddy Gardner - England`s Most Fabulous Saxophone Star album art Freddy Gardner Freddy Gardner - England`s Most Fabulous Saxophone Star(LP, Album) Monmouth Evergreen MES/7044 US 1972 Sell This Version
SH334, SH 334 Freddy Gardner - Mood For Love album art Peter Yorke And His Orchestra Featuring Freddy Gardner Peter Yorke And His Orchestra Featuring Freddy Gardner - Mood For Love(LP, Album, Mono) World Records (6), World Records (6) SH334, SH 334 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

A6461 Freddy Gardner - The Japanese Sandman album art Freddy Gardner The Japanese Sandman(Shellac, 10") Parlophone A6461 Australia 1936 Sell This Version
A6463 Freddy Gardner - Baby Won't You Please Come Home? album art Freddy Gardner Baby Won't You Please Come Home?(Shellac, 10") Parlophone A6463 Australia 1936 Sell This Version
A6367 Freddy Gardner - China Boy / Hummin' To Myself album art Frederick Gardner* / Duncan Whyte Frederick Gardner* / Duncan Whyte - China Boy / Hummin' To Myself(Shellac, 10") Parlophone A6367 Australia 1936 Sell This Version
Freddy Gardner - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Stardust album art Freddie Gardiner* Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Stardust (Single) Regal Zonophone Australia 1940 Sell This Version
Freddy Gardner - I'm In The Mood For Love / I Only Have Eyes For You album art Freddy Gardner I'm In The Mood For Love / I Only Have Eyes For You (Single) Columbia Netherlands 1948 Sell This Version
38346 Freddy Gardner - I'm In The Mood For Love / I Only Have Eyes For You album art Freddy Gardner , With Peter Yorke And His Concert Orchestra Freddy Gardner , With Peter Yorke And His Concert Orchestra - I'm In The Mood For Love / I Only Have Eyes For You(Shellac, 10", Single, Promo) Columbia 38346 US 1948 Sell This Version
D.B. 2548 Freddy Gardner - Roses Of Picardy / These Foolish Things album art Freddy Gardner With Peter Yorke And His Concert Orchestra* Freddy Gardner With Peter Yorke And His Concert Orchestra* - Roses Of Picardy / These Foolish Things(Shellac, 10") Columbia D.B. 2548 UK 1949 Sell This Version
Freddy Gardner - Valse Vanite / Body And Soul album art Freddy Gardner Valse Vanite / Body And Soul Columbia UK 1950 Sell This Version
9-27520 Freddy Gardner Trees(7") Decca 9-27520 US 1951 Sell This Version
9-27519 Freddy Gardner Mighty Lak A Rose(7") Decca 9-27519 US 1951 Sell This Version
9-27521 Freddy Gardner Songs My Mother Taught Me(7") Decca 9-27521 US 1951 Sell This Version
Freddy Gardner - Roses Of Picardy / These Foolish Things album art Freddy Gardner With Peter Yorke And His Concert Orchestra* Freddy Gardner With Peter Yorke And His Concert Orchestra* - Roses Of Picardy / These Foolish Things Columbia Australia 1953 Sell This Version
Freddy Gardner - Four Favourite Saxaphone Solos album art Freddy Gardner With Peter Yorke And His Concert Orchestra* Freddy Gardner With Peter Yorke And His Concert Orchestra* - Four Favourite Saxaphone Solos (EP) Columbia Australia 1955 Sell This Version
Freddy Gardner - Gems album art Freddy Gardner Gems (EP) Columbia New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
Y6458 Freddy Gardner - Song Of Songs / Songs My Mother Taught Me album art Freddy Gardner Song Of Songs / Songs My Mother Taught Me(Shellac, 10") Decca Y6458 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
DSA 11 Freddy Gardner - I'm In The Mood For Love / Body And Soul album art Freddy Gardner I'm In The Mood For Love / Body And Soul(Shellac, 10") Columbia DSA 11 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
B-1951 Freddy Gardner - Freddy Gardner album art Freddy Gardner Freddy Gardner(7", EP) Columbia B-1951 US Unknown Sell This Version
Y6443 Freddy Gardner - I Hear You Calling Me / None But The Lonely Heart album art Freddy Gardner I Hear You Calling Me / None But The Lonely Heart(Shellac, 10") Decca Y6443 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Freddy Gardner - Classic Solos album art Freddy Gardner Classic Solos (Comp) World Record Club Australia 1978 Sell This Version
RAJCD 903 Freddy Gardner I'm In The Mood For Love(CD, Comp, RM) Empress (2) RAJCD 903 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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