Al Aarons

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Al Aarons
Born (1932-03-23) March 23, 1932 (age 82)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Genres Jazz
Instruments Trumpet

Albert "Al" Aarons (born March 23, 1932)[1] is an American jazz trumpeter.

Biography[edit]

Aarons was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit. He began to gain attention as a trumpet player in 1956, and started working with jazz artist Yusef Lateef and pianist Barry Harris in the latter part of that decade in Detroit. After a period playing with jazz organist Wild Bill Davis, he played trumpet in the Count Basie Orchestra from 1961 to 1969.

In the 1970s, Aarons worked as a sideman for singers Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, and saxophonist Gene Ammons. He was also a contributor to jazz fusion, playing on School Days with Stanley Clarke, and appears with Snooky Young on the classic 1976 album Bobby Bland and B. B. King Together Again...Live.

Discography[edit]

With Gene Ammons

With Brass Fever

With Kenny Burrell

With Eddie Harris

With Gene Harris

With Milt Jackson

With Zoot Sims with the Benny Carter Orchestra

With Frank Wess

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owens, Thomas. "Aarons, Al". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Oxford Music Online. 
  2. ^ Zoot Sims discography

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