O trombonista de jazz Benny Morton, nasceu no 31 de janeiro de 1907, em Nova York. Sua carreira teve o apogeu durante a era do swing. Seu talento e versatilidade eram muito elogiados pelo também trombonista Bill Watrous, entre outros.
Trabalhou com Clarence Holiday (o pai de Billie) e chegou a se apresentar com a própria Billie Holiday, já quase em fim de carreira no "The Sound of Jazz". Nos anos 60 integrou a banda dos Jazz Giants com "Wild" Bill Davidon (corneta), Herb Hall ( clarineta e sax alto), Claude Hopkins (piano), Arvell Shaw (baixo) e Buzzy Drootin (bateria). Fizeram turnés pelos Estados Unidos e frequentemente no Canadá e gravações para a Gravadora Sackville.
Benny Morton se destacou na Orquestra de CountBasie e Fletcher Henderson.
Benny faleceu, em dezembro de 1985.
Acompanhe Sliphorn Outing com Benny Morton.
Jazz trombonist Benny Morton, was born on January 31, 1907 in New York City and was most associated with the swing genre. He was praised by fellow trombonist Bill Watrous among others.
One of his first jobs was working with Clarence Holiday (Billie's father), and he appeared with Clarence's daughter Billie Holiday towards the end of her life on The Sound of Jazz. In the 1960s he was part of the Jazz Giants band: "Wild" Bill Davison (cornet), Herb Hall (clarinet and alto), Claude Hopkins (piano), Arvell Shaw (bass) and Buzzy Drootin (drums). They toured the U.S. and frequently in Canada where they did some recording for Sackville Records.
Towards the end of the 60's he played with an offshoot of the Jazz Giants under the leadership of Drootin, called "Buzzy's Jazz Family", with Herman Autrey replacing Davison, Buzzy's nephew Sonny Drootin replacing Hopkins, and Eddie Gibbs replacing Shaw. That stated he is probably best known for his work with Count Basie and Fletcher Henderson.
Benny pased away on December,1985.
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Tradução de Humberto Amorim