Al Aarons

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Al Aarons
Born(1932-03-23)March 23, 1932
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedNovember 17, 2015(2015-11-17) (aged 83)
Laguna Woods, California
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsTrumpet

Albert Aarons (March 23, 1932 – November 17, 2015) was an American jazz trumpeter.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Aarons was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit.[3] 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]

As leader[edit]

  • Al Aarons & the L.A. Jazz Caravan (LOSA, 1996?)[1]

As sideman[edit]

With Gene Ammons

With Count Basie

With Brass Fever

With Kenny Burrell

With Frank Capp

  • Live at the Century Plaza (Concord, 1972)

With Buddy Collette

  • Blockbuster (RGB, 1973)
  • Jazz for Thousand Oaks (UFO-Bass, 1996)

With Ella Fitzgerald

With Eddie Harris

With Gene Harris

With Milt Jackson

With Carmen McRae

With Zoot Sims with the Benny Carter Orchestra

With Frank Wess

With Gerald Wilson

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Owens, Thomas. Aarons, Al. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Oxford Music Online.
  2. ^ "Albert N. Aarons (1932 - 2015)". The Los Angeles Times via Legacy.com. November 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  3. ^ Feather, Leonard; Gitler, Ira (2007). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 3. ISBN 9780195320008. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  4. ^ Zoot Sims discography

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