George Masso

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George Masso
George Masso & Ricky Woodard.jpg
George Masso (left) and Ricky Woodard
Background information
Born (1926-11-17) November 17, 1926 (age 90)
Cranston, Rhode Island, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trombone, vibraphone
Labels Sackville, Arbors
Associated acts Jimmy Dorsey

George Masso (born November 17, 1926), born in Cranston, Rhode Island, is an American jazz trombonist, bandleader, vibraphonist and composer specializing in swing and Dixieland. Masso is notable for his work from 1948–1950 as a member of the Jimmy Dorsey band.[1]

Finding the life of a professional jazz musician financially difficult, Masso quit performing following his work with Dorsey but returned years later in a 1973 recording and performed with Bobby Hackett and Benny Goodman. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Masso did several recordings with Barbara Lea, Bob Haggart, and Yank Lawson.[citation needed]

Select discography[edit]

  • Just for a Thrill (Sackville)
  • Let's Be Buddies with Dan Barrett (Arbors)
  • Trombone Artistry (Nagel-Heyer)
  • That Old Gang of Mine (Arbors)
  • At Long Last Love (Arbors)
  • The Wonderful World of George Gershwin (Nagel-Heyer)
  • No Frills Just Music (Famour Door)
  • George Masso All Stars: Wonderful World of G (Nagel-Heyer)
  • C'est Manifique! (Nagel-Heyer)

With Ken Peplowski

  • Just Friends (Nagel-Heyer)

With Spike Robinson

  • Play Arlen (Hep)

With Totti Bergh and Harry Allen

With Bob Haggart, Yank Lawson and Barbara Lea

  • You're the Cats! (Audiophile)
  • Sweet and Slow (Audiophile)

With George Shearing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Biography: George Masso". AMG. Retrieved 12 May 2010.