Tom McIntosh

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Tom McIntosh receives an award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008.

Thomas S. McIntosh (born February 6, 1927) is an American jazz trombonist, composer, arranger and conductor.

McIntosh was born in Baltimore, Maryland and studied at Peabody Conservatory. He was stationed in West Germany after World War Two.[1] He played trombone in an Army band, and eventually graduated from Juilliard in 1958. He played in New York City from 1956, with Lee Morgan, Roland Kirk, James Moody (1959, 1962) and Art Farmer and Benny Golson (1960). In 1961 he composed a song for trumpet legend Howard McGhee. In 1963 he composed music for Dizzy Gillespie's Something Old, Something New album. The following year his composition Whose Child Are You? was performed by the New York Jazz Sextet, of which he was a member. He also worked with Thad Jones and Mel Lewis later in the 1960s.

In 1969 he gave up jazz and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television composing. He wrote music for The Learning Tree, Soul Soldier, Shaft's Big Score, Slither, A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, and John Handy.


As arranger[edit]

With Art Blakey

With Illinois Jacquet

With James Moody

With Bobby Timmons

With Milt Jackson

As sideman[edit]

With Art Farmer

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Eddie Harris

With Jimmy Heath

With Milt Jackson

With John Lewis

With Jack McDuff

With James Moody

With Oliver Nelson

With Shirley Scott

With Jimmy Smith


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