Don Lamond

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Kai Winding, Don Lamond and Bubba Kolb in the Village Jazz Lounge at Walt Disney World

Donald Douglas "Don" Lamond (* 18th August 1920 in Oklahoma City , Oklahoma ; † 23. December 2003 in Orlando , Florida ) was an American jazz - drummer .

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Lamond studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore before joining Sonny Dunham's band. The following year he worked with Boyd Raeburn and in 1945 succeeded Dave Tough in Woody Herman's First Herd until he was released in late 1946. He was also a member of Herman's Second Orchestra from 1947-49. In the time between he worked a. a. with Charlie Parker and Benny Goodman .

In the 1950s and 1960s Lamond worked mainly as a studio musician in New York City and played recordings with Stan Getz , Zoot Sims , Johnny Smith , Benny Goodman, Ruby Braff , the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra , Sonny Stitt , Johnny Guarnieri , Jack Teagarden , Quincy Jones , George Russell , Bob Crosby , Kai Winding, and others. During this time Lamond was one of the leading drummers in mainstream jazz.

In the late 1960s he became a member of George Wein's Newport Festival All-Stars and recorded with musicians such as Red Norvo , Maxine Sullivan , Bucky Pizzarelli and the violin duo Joe Venuti and Stéphane Grappelli . In the 1970s Lamond moved to Florida and formed his Big Swing Band there .


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