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Great Trombonists

Ian Willson

Great Trombonists

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1.in the famous pick-up band of the 1920s "The Scranton Sirens".
5.After leaving the Forces in 1947 he landed the trombone job with the Ted Heath Band
8.ined the quintet of Yusef Lateef, another Detroit musician. In 1957
9.He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1942,
10.one of the few left-handed trombone players
12.left his group in 1975 to pursue a career in producing
16.collaborations with Charlie Ventura and Earl Hines
18.best-known for his studio recordings with Miles Davis, such as his appearances on "Miles Ahead" and "Porgy and Bess"
19.has been Principal Trombone with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra since 1985
22.probably best known for his work in King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
24.an American jazz valve trombonist, pianist, and arranger
25.he started his orchestral career as Principal Trombone with the Halle Orchestra
26.probably best known for his trombone playing with such greats as Miles Davis, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton
27.Mingus reportedly punched him when he refused to take on more work. The blow broke one of his teeth, ruined his embouchure and resulted in the permanent loss of the top octave of his range on the trombone
2.collaborations with pianist/composer Randy Weston, beginning in the early 1960s
3.Swedish born, has made numerous solo recordings on the BIS label
4.toured with Woody Herman, Gene Krupa, Jan Savitt, and Frankie Carle
6.big break came when he was offered the trombone chair with the great Stan Kenton Band in 1952.
7.rformed with Charles Mingus, appearing on two of Mingus's more successful albums in 1959, Blues & Roots and Mingus Ah Um. In 1953
11.born in Aarhus, Denmark.
13.From 1895 to 1903 he was trombone soloist and assistant conductor of the famous Sousa Band
14.most remembered for his association with the Count Basie orchestra.
15.His early works as a professional were with Wynton Marsalis,
16.One of his trademarks is his fascinating use of multiphonics
17.started his career within the Salvation Army movement before becoming Principal Trombone of the Fodens Band
20.sually considered the most innovative jazz trombone stylist of the pre-Bebop era
21.raised in San Francisco, California by Mexican American parents
23.Principal Trombone with the London Symphony Orchestra

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