by Brian Rust
(from the liner notes of Jazz From The Windy City 1927-1930 on Timeless Records)

Charles Pierce was an amateur saxophonist who was a professional butcher. It is said that despite his amateur status, he seemed to have a fair idea of the function of the tenor saxophone in small group jazz.

If you would like to order the Timeless Records' CD of Jazz From The Windy City 1927-1930 you can do so through Worlds Records or direct from Timeless Records.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Bull Frog Blues
(Charles Pierce)
1-19-1927 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
12619
China Boy
(Winfree / Bouteljie)
1-19-1927 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
12619
Jazz Me Blues
(Tom Delaney)
3-1928 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
12640
Jazz Me Blues
(Tom Delaney)
4-1928 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
12640
Nobody's Sweetheart
(Gus Kahn / Elmer Schoebel)
4-1928 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
20616
Sister Kate
(A.J. Piron)
3-1928 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
12640
Sister Kate
(A.J. Piron)
4-1928 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
12640
Artist Instrument
Charles Altier Cornet
Maurie Bercov Clarinet
Stuart Branch Banjo
Dick Feige Cornet
Paul Kettler Drums
Dan Lipscomb Piano
Johnny Mueller Bass, Tuba
Charles Pierce Alto Saxophone, Leader
Jack Read Trombone
Ralph Rudder Tenor Saxophone
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Frank Teschemacher Clarinet, Alto Saxophone