George Bohanon

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George Roland Bohanon, Jr. (born August 7, 1937) is a jazz trombonist and session musician.

Born in Detroit,[1] in the early 1960s, he participated in Detroit's Workshop Jazz ensemble, with Johnny Griffith, Paula Greer, David Hamilton, Lefty Edwards and Herbie Williams.[2] After appearing on several Motown recordings, together with leading musicians such as Hank Cosby, of the Funk Brothers, he went to live in California.[3]

In 1962, he replaced Garnett Brown in the Chico Hamilton Quintet.[4] In 1963 and 1964, he recorded two albums for Motown's unsuccessful jazz Workshop label.

In 1971, he was a member of the Ernie Wilkins Orchestra, playing alongside fellow trombonist Benny Powell, that backed Sarah Vaughan on her A Time in My Life album, recorded in Los Angeles.[5]

Between 1984 and 1993, he played in orchestras backing Frank Sinatra.[6]

Discography[edit]

With Karma

  • Celebration (Horizon/A&M, 1976)[7]
  • For Everybody (Horizon/A&M, 1977)[8]

As sideman[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feather, Leonard and Ira Gitler (1999) The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford University Press. At Google Books. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  2. ^ Dahl, Bill (2001) Motown: The Golden Years, P. 21. Krause Publications At Google Books. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  3. ^ Dahl, Bill (2001) Motown: The Golden Years, P. 64. Krause Publications At Google Books. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  4. ^ Yanow, Scott (2003) Jazz on Record: The First Sixty Years, p. 631. Backbeat Books
  5. ^ Gourse, Leslie (2009) Sassy: The Life of Sarah Vaughan, p- 274. Da Capo Press At Google Books. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  6. ^ Do Nascimento Silva, Luiz Carlos (2000) Put Your Dreams Away: A Frank Sinatra Discography. Greenwood Publishing Group At Google Books. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  7. ^ Karma - Celebration (LP liner notes). Horizon/A&M Records. SP-713
  8. ^ Karma - For Everybody (LP liner notes). Horizon/A&M Records. SP-723