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Cat Anderson

William Alonzo "Cat" Anderson (September 12, 1916 – April 29, 1981) was an American jazz trumpeter known for his long period as a member of Duke Ellington's orchestra and for his wide range, especially his ability to play in the altissimo register.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 12th, 1916 (Greenville), Died April 29th, 1981 (Norwalk)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 71825 10-in. 3/2/1944 Loose wig Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71826 10-in. 3/2/1944 Chop chop Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71827 10-in. 3/2/1944 Flying home No.2 Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71828 10-in. 3/2/1944 Hamp's boogie woogie Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105297 7/14/1958 Steppin' into swing society Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105298 7/14/1958 Black butterfly Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105299 7/14/1958 Got my foot in the door Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105300 7/17/1958 Indelible Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105301 7/17/1958 Ruint Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105302 7/17/1958 Frolic Sam Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105303 7/17/1958 Be patient Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105304 7/22/1958 If you were in my place Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105305 7/22/1958 The gal from Joe's Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105306 7/22/1958 Afternoon moon Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105307 7/22/1958 Broadway babe Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105308 7/22/1958 Yearning for love Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106805 3/16/1959 Cherry pink Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106806 3/16/1959 Azure Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106807 3/16/1959 Little white lies Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106808 3/18/1959 Coral rock Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106809 3/18/1959 Aqua-tonic Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106810 3/18/1959 Maroon Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106811 3/18/1959 Black and tan fantasy Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106812 3/18/1959 Mood indigo Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106813 3/18/1959 Blue serge Mercer Ellington Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Anderson, Cat," accessed November 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106397.

Anderson, Cat. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106397.

"Anderson, Cat." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106397

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