Georgie Auld, c. August 1947
|Birth name||John Altwerger|
May 19, 1919|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||January 8, 1990
Palm Springs, California, United States
|Labels||Roost, Apollo, Coral, EmArcy, Xanadu, Paramount, Discovery, Jasmine|
Auld was born John Altwerger in Toronto. He lived in the United States from the late 1920s onward, and was most noteworthy for his work with Bunny Berigan, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Erroll Garner, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Porcino, Billy Eckstine, Tiny Kahn, Frank Rosolino, and many others. Primarily a swing saxophonist, he did many big band stints in his career, and led several big bands, including Georgie Auld and His Orchestra and Georgie Auld and His Hollywood All Stars. Auld also played some rock´n roll working for Alan Freed in 1959.
In 1977 he played a bandleader in the motion picture New York, New York, starring Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro and also acted as a technical consultant for the film. He died in Palm Springs, California, aged 70.
- 1951 George Auld Quintet (Roost)
- 1951 Concert in Jazz (Apollo)
- 1952 Manhattan (Coral)
- 1952 Tenderly (Coral)
- 1955 Misty (Coral)
- 1955 In the Land of Hi-Fi with Georgie Auld and His Orchestra (EmArcy)
- 1956 Dancing in the Land of H-Fi (EmArcy, 1955)
- 1958 Tenor Sax Gone Latin (Capitol)
- 1959 Homage (Xanadu)
- 1959 Georgie Auld Plays for Melancholy Babies (Paramount)
- 1959 Hawaii On the Rocks (Jaro)
- 1959 Good Enough to Keep (Top Rank)
- 1963 Georgie Auld Plays the Winners (Philips)
- 1988 In the Middle (Discovery)
- 1990 Handicap (Discovery)
- 1999 By George (Swing House)
- 2006 Swingin' in the Land of Hi-Fi (Jasmine)
With Buddy Bregman
- Swinging Kicks (Verve, 1957)
With Maynard Ferguson
With Barney Kessel
- To Swing or Not to Swing (Contemporary, 1955)
- "Georgie Auld: Underrated Tenor Sax Man With A Warm Robust Tone". SwingMusic.net. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
- Cook, Richard (2005). Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia. London: Penguin Books. pp. 23–24. ISBN 0-141-00646-3.
- "Georgie He also prerecorded the sax solos mimed by De Niro onscreen. Auld". IMDb. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
- "Georgie Auld | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 October 2016.