Em 1959 ele excursionou pelos Estados Unidos com a banda de Humphrey. Em 1965 chegou à Nova York onde tocou e gravou com a banda de Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Joe Hensderson, Duke Person e muitos outros. Em Outubro de 1974, ele excursinou e gravou com a Orquestra de Duke Ellington substituindo Harry Carney.
Joe Temperley tocou com destaque no show da Broadway "Sophisticated Ladies" nos anos 80 e participou na gravação das trilhas sonoras para o cinema que incluem os filmes "When Harry met Sally", "Cotton Club", "Biloxi Blues" e "Tune In Tomorrow" que foi composta pelo trompetista Wynton Marsalis.
Joe já publicou vários albuns, entre eles "With Every Breath" e "Double Duke". Mais recentemente em Outubro de 2008, lançou o disco tributo à Sinatra "The Sinatra Songbook" com a participação de quartetos e octetos que reuniram a nata dos solistas do jazz contemporaneo de Nova York. Um belissimo trabalho, com a mais alta qualidade.
Jazz saxophone player Joe Temperley was born on September 20, 1929 in Scotland and first achieved prominence in the United Kingdom as a member of Humphrey Lyttelton's band from 1958 to 1965.
He toured the United States with the band in 1959. In 1965, he came to New York City, where he performed and/or recorded with Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Joe Henderson, Duke Pearson, the Jazz Composers’ Orchestra, and the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and Clark Terry, among many others. In October 1974 he toured and recorded with The Duke Ellington Orchestra as a replacement for Harry Carney.
Joe Temperley played in the Broadway show Sophisticated Ladies in the 1980s, and his film soundtrack credits include "The Cotton Club", "Biloxi Blues", "Brighton Beach Memoirs", "When Harry Met Sally", and " Tune In Tomorrow", composed by Wynton Marsalis.
Temperley is a mentor and a cofounder of the Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra program in Scotland, which now enrolls 70 young musicians ages 7 to 17 playing in three full-size bands.
He has released several albums as a leader, including Nightingale (1991), Sunbeam and Thundercloud with pianist Dave McKenna (1996), With Every Breath (1998), and Double Duke (1999) with several fellow LCJO Members. He released two new recordings in September 2001.
He is an original member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and serves on the faculty of the Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies, which opened in fall 2001, and at the Manhattan School of music since 1992.
The album "The Sinatra Songbook" released on October 2008 is the best yet from baritone star Joe Temperley. He presents a fresh jazz look at the great Sinatra songbook backed by a sparkling quartet and octet performances by top New York soloists.
Reference - AAJTradução - Humberto Amorim