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Al Grey

Al Grey
Born: Jun 6, 1925 in Aldie, VA
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Died: Mar 24, 2000 in Phoenix, AZ
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Al Grey's trademark phrases and often humorous use of the plunger mute long made him quite distinctive. After getting out of the service, he was with the orchestras of Benny Carter (1945-1946), Jimmie Lunceford (1946-1947), Lucky Millinder, and Lionel Hampton (off and on during 1948-1953). Grey was a ...Read full biography
Truly Wonderful
Released: 1978
Label: Vintage Jazz
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The short-lived Al Grey-Jimmy Forrest quintet was formed when the pair left Count Basie's Orchestra in 1977 and ended upon Forrest's death in 1980. This hard-swinging CD features trombonist Grey (an expert ...Read full review
Featuring Arnett Cobb and Jimmy Forrest
Released: 1977
Label: Black And Blue - (import)
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More Al Grey albums: Main Albums (30), Compilations (2)
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