Wilbur Harden

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Wilbur Harden
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Background information
Birth nameWilbur Harden
Born(1924-12-31)December 31, 1924
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
DiedJune 10, 1969
New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHard bop
Instrument(s)Trumpet, flugelhorn

Wilbur Harden (December 31, 1924 in Birmingham, Alabama – June 10, 1969 in New York City) was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, and composer.[1]

Harden is best remembered for his recordings with saxophonists Yusef Lateef and John Coltrane, and with trombonist Curtis Fuller. One of the earliest jazz trumpeters to double on flugelhorn, he began his career with Roy Brown and Ivory Joe Hunter, before moving to Detroit in 1957 to play with Yusef Lateef's quintet. His music career ended in 1960 due to health problems.

He is a 1991 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.[2]


As leader[edit]


As sideman[edit]

With John Coltrane

With Curtis Fuller

With Yusef Lateef


  1. ^ Allmusic biography
  2. ^ "Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame - Bhamwiki". www.bhamwiki.com. Retrieved 2021-12-15.