Bennie Green

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Bennie Green (born April 16, 1923 in Chicago , Illinois , † March 23, 1977 in San Diego , California ) was an American jazz musician ( trombone ).

Live and act

Green had lessons with Trummy Young and began in 1942 with Earl Hines , in whose orchestra Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker soon introduced him to bebop and its harmonic innovations. Earlier than JJ Johnson, Green developed playing the bebop trombone, which he naturally made swinging with a powerful tone. After his military service in 1946, he returned to Hines. After an engagement with Gene Ammons he worked in the orchestra of Charlie Ventura . He also played with Sonny Stitt , Babs Gonzales , Coleman Hawkins , Miles Davis ( Miles Davis and Horns ) and Sarah Vaughan .

For his first recordings he put together bands with Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Art Blakey . In 1953 he played in the Jazz Composers Workshop with John Lewis , Charles Mingus and JJ Johnson , Kai Winding and Willie Dennis and thus laid the foundation for the "Four Trombones" sound. He has also recorded with Frank Wess , Candido , Buck Clayton , Charlie Rouse , Johnny Griffin, and others. 1961 appeared under the title "Hornful of Soul" recordings before he retired for health reasons. After 1968 he was still involved in the recording and performance of the "Sacred Concerts" by Duke Ellington (1968/69), then played regularly in hotel bands in Las Vegas , but occasionally came to appearances with Sonny Rollins , as well as at the Newport Jazz Festival or Back on the scene in 1976 with Lionel Hampton .

78er by Bennie Green "Embraceable You"

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