Jimmy Cleveland

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James Milton Cleveland
Jimmy Cleveland.jpg
Background information
Birth name Jimmy Cleveland
Born (1926-05-03)May 3, 1926
Wartrace, Tennessee, United States
Died August 23, 2008(2008-08-23) (aged 82)
Lynwood, California, United States
Genres Bop
Hard bop
Instruments trombone
Years active 1951-2008
Labels Emarcy Records
Verve Records
Associated acts Miles Davis

Jimmy Cleveland (May 3, 1926 – August 23, 2008[1]) was an American jazz trombonist born in Wartrace, Tennessee.

Cleveland worked with many well-known jazz musicians, including Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Quincy Jones, Lucky Thompson, Gigi Gryce, Oscar Peterson, Oscar Pettiford and James Brown. He also recorded a sequence of albums for EmArcy/Mercury Records in the 1950s and 1960s. He continued to make records with Zion Records later in his career.

Cleveland died August 23, 2008 in Lynwood, California at age 82.[1]


As leader[edit]

  • Introducing Jimmy Cleveland and His All Stars (1955; EmArcy)
  • Cleveland Style (1957; EmArcy)
  • A Map of Jimmy Cleveland (1958; Mercury Records)
  • Rhythm Crazy (1959; EmArcy)
  • Beantown Rock (1961; Mercury Records)
  • Recordings From Atlanta (1962; EmArcy)
  • This Man (1967; EmArcy)
  • Back (1980; Zion)
  • Complete Recordings (2006; Lonehill Jazz Spain)

As sideman[edit]

with Julian Cannonball Adderley:

With Gene Ammons

With Dorothy Ashby

With Art Blakey

With Brass Fever

with James Brown:

With Kenny Burrell

With Donald Byrd

with Clifford Coulter

With Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

with Miles Davis:

with Gil Evans

With Art Farmer

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Benny Golson

With Johnny Griffin

with Gigi Gryce:

  • Street Scenes (1953; Vogue)
  • Orchestra and Quartet (1955; Signal Records)

With Milt Jackson

with Antonio Carlos Jobim:

  • The Composer of "Desafinado", Plays (1962; Verve)
  • Wave (CTI, 1967)

with Quincy Jones:

With Sam Jones

with Gene Krupa:

  • Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements (1958; Verve)

with Melba Liston:

With Mundell Lowe

With Junior Mance

With Charles Mingus

With Blue Mitchell

With the Modern Jazz Quartet

with Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Monk Nonet Live in Paris 1967 (France Concerts. FC113) with Wes Montgomery:

With James Moody

With Oliver Nelson

with Phineas Newborn, Jr.

  • Phineas Newborn Plays Jamaica (1957); (RCA Victor LPM 1589)

With Duke Pearson

With Tony Perkins

with Oscar Peterson:

with Oscar Pettiford:

With Sonny Rollins

with Jimmy Rushing:

with Lalo Schifrin

With Shirley Scott

with Jimmy Smith:

With Sonny Stitt

With Idrees Sulieman

  • Roots (New Jazz, 1957) with the Prestige All Stars

with Billy Taylor

with Clark Terry:

with Lucky Thompson:

  • Tricotism (Impulse)

with Stanley Turrentine:

with Sarah Vaughan:

with Dinah Washington:

With Randy Weston