- Zue Robertson
Infobox musical artist
Name = Zue Robertson
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = (C. Alvin) Robertson
March 7, 1891
Died = c. 1943
Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver
Zue (C. Alvin) Robertson (
March 7, 1891–c. 1943) was an American early jazz trombonistfrom New Orleans, LA, highly regarded by his contemporaries and credited by music historian Orrin Keepnewsas the trombonist who set the standard for all trombonists who followed.
Robertson began touring with Kit Carson's "Wild West Show" in 1910 and also worked with the legendary
trumpeterManuel Perez. In 1917 Robertson found himself playing in Chicagowith such icons as Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, W.C. Handyand Dave Peyton. In 1929 he began playing the organ and pianoin New Yorkat the Lincoln Theatre and Lafayette Theatre. In 1932 he moved to Californiaand began playing as a bassist.
Robertson's only known jazz recordings are a pair of sides with Jelly Roll Morton in Chicago in 1923 ("London Blues" and "Someday Sweetheart" on
Okeh Records); some fellow musicians said Robertson also anonymously recorded a record of virtuoso trombone figures with a brass band in New York City.
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