The Happy Jazz of Rex Stewart

The Happy Jazz of Rex Stewart, also reissued as The Rex Stewart Memorial Album, is an album by cornetist Rex Stewart which was recorded in 1960 and released on the Swingville label.[1][2]

The Happy Jazz of Rex Stewart
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Studio album by
RecordedMarch 18, 1960
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
SVLP 2006
ProducerEsmond Edwards
Rex Stewart chronology
Chatter Jazz
The Happy Jazz of Rex Stewart
Rex Stewart Meets Henri Chaix


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]

Scott Yanow of AllMusic states, "Stewart's technique and range had shrunk a bit by 1960, but his sense of humor and ability to make colorful tonal variations were still very much intact. This is a particularly fun set with Stewart doubling on kazoo and taking three good-time vocals ... The music is full of good spirits and memorable moments ... Highly recommended and well worth searching for.".[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Rex Stewart except where noted

  1. "Red Ribbon" (Dorothy J. Odam) – 3:04
  2. "If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)" (James P. Johnson, Henry Creamer) – 2:52
  3. "Rasputin" – 7:30
  4. "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" (Sam H. Stept, Sidney Clare) – 3:28
  5. "Four or Five Times" (Byron Gay, Marco Hellman) – 2:48
  6. "You Can Depend On Me" (Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines) – 3:48
  7. "San" (Lindsay McPhail, Walter Michels) – 3:23
  8. "I Would Do Most Anything for You" (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 4:00
  9. "Tell Me" – 3:40
  10. "Nagasaki" (Warren, Mort Dixon) – 2:38



  1. ^ Prestige Records Catalog: Swingville 2000, 4000 series, accessed December 3, 2018
  2. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Swingville Label Discography, accessed December 3, 2018
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Rex Stewart: The Happy Jazz of Rex Stewart – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 3, 2018.