Urbie Green

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Urban Clifford "Urbie" Green (born August 8, 1926) is an American jazz trombonist who toured with Woody Herman, Gene Krupa, Jan Savitt, and Frankie Carle.

He has played on over 250 recordings and has released more than two dozen albums as a soloist and is highly respected by his fellow trombonists. Green's trombone sound is especially noted for its warm, mellow tone, even in the higher registers where he is more fluent than most trombonists. His technique is considered flawless by many in the music industry and has appeared in major jazz festivals, motion pictures, concert halls, nightclubs, radio, television and the White House. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1995.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 Blues and Other Shades of Green Urbie Green 1
1960 The Persuasive Trombone of Urbie Green Urbie Green And His Orchestra 2
1963 The Urbie Green 6-Tet Urbie Green 1
1977 Señor Blues Urbie Green 2
1977 The Fox Urbie Green 3
1988 Happy Over Hoagy / We Dig Cole! The Zoot Sims Al Cohn Septet / Charlie Shavers, Sam 'The Man' Taylor & Urbie Green 1
1995 New Faces - New Sounds Urbie Green 1
2001 East Coast Jazz Series 6 Urbie Green 1
2008 The Complete Persuasive Trombone Urbie Green 2
Septet & Octet Urbie Green 1

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