Jim Horn

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Jim Horn
Birth name James Ronald Horn
Born (1940-11-20) November 20, 1940 (age 75)
Los Angeles, California
United States
Occupation(s) Musician, Saxophonist
Instruments Saxophone, flute, piccolo, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon, recorder
Associated acts
Website www.jimhornmusic.com
Notable instruments
Unknown brand Soprano, Alto, Tenor, & Baritone saxophone
Unknown brand Woodwinds

James Ronald "Jim" Horn (born November 20, 1940) is an American saxophonist, woodwind player, and session musician.[1]


Horn was born in Los Angeles, and after replacing saxophonist Steve Douglas in 1959, he toured with member Duane Eddy for five years, playing sax and flute on the road, and in the recording studio.[2] Along with Bobby Keys and Jim Price he became one of the most in-demand horn session players of the 1970s and 1980s.

Horn played on solo albums by three members of the Beatles, and worked on a session with Paul McCartney, who was producing a track for Duane Eddy's 1987 album project.

Jim Horn toured with John Denver on and off from 1978 to 1993. He also played with Denver in concert occasionally after the Wildlife Concert in 1995.

IN 2007, Horn was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville as a member of the Wrecking Crew.

Horn also played flute and saxophone on the Beach Boys' album Pet Sounds, and also played flute on the Rolling Stones' album Goats Head Soup.[3]

Artists with whom Horn has collaborated[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Children of the Universe (2012) self-released, CD Baby


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