Clark Terry (left) and Mousey Alexander (right) in December 1970
|Birth name||Elmer Alexander|
|Born||June 29, 1922|
|Died||October 9, 1988(aged 66)|
|Associated acts||Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Red Norvo, Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Marian McPartland, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Jimmy McPartland, Johnny Smith, Bud Freeman, Eddie Condon, Ralph Sutton, Sy Oliver, Charlie Ventura, Doc Severinsen|
Elmer "Mousey" Alexander (June 19, 1922 – October 9, 1988) was an American jazz drummer.
In the late 1940s, Alexander began to work with Jimmy McPartland in Chicago, and in 1952 he began playing in the band of pianist Marian McPartland. In the middle of the 1950s he played and recorded with the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra and guitarist Johnny Smith.
In 1956 he accompanied Benny Goodman on a tour of the Far East. Later in the 1950s he worked often with Bud Freeman and Eddie Condon. He also played with Charlie Ventura, Red Norvo, Clark Terry, Ralph Sutton, Sy Oliver, and Doc Severinsen. He freelanced during the 1960s with several bands. In the 1970s he recorded for jazz producer Harry Lim and the Famous Door record label.
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- With Buck Clayton
With Lee Konitz
- Spirits (Milestone, 1971)
With Zoot Sims
With Rex Stewart
- Henderson Homecoming (United Artists, 1959)
With Jimmy Witherspoon