Matthew Gee

Matthew Gee (November 25, 1925, Houston, Texas – July 18, 1979, New York City) was an American bebop trombonist and part-time actor.

Gee played trumpet and baritone as a child, and took up the trombone at age 11. After studying at Alabama State University, he played with Coleman Hawkins before doing a stint in the Army. Following this, he played with Dizzy Gillespie (1946–1949), Joe Morris, Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt (1950), Count Basie (1951), Illinois Jacquet (1952–1954), Lou Donaldson (1954), Sarah Vaughan (1956), and Gillespie again in 1957. In 1956 he released his only record as a bandleader on Riverside Records. From 1959 to 1963 he played on and off with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Later in the 1960s, he played in small groups with Paul Quinichette and Brooks Kerr, as well as in big bands with Sonny Stitt and Johnny Griffin.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 25th, 1925 (Houston), Died 1979 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 76827 9/11/1950 so long, goodbye blues Erskine Hawkins Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 76828 9/11/1950 Skippin' and hoppin' Erskine Hawkins Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 76829 9/11/1950 Down beat Erskine Hawkins Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 76830 9/11/1950 Tennessee waltz Erskine Hawkins Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 81483 10/19/1951 (It's a) Sin Coleman Hawkins Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 81484 10/19/1951 And so to sleep again Coleman Hawkins Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gee, Matthew," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317292.

Gee, Matthew. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317292.

"Gee, Matthew." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317292

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