Tiny Kahn

Norman "Tiny" Kahn (1923 – August 19, 1953) was an American jazz drummer, arranger, and composer.

He was born in New York, United States. Kahn began playing drums at age 15. He played with Boyd Raeburn (1948), Georgie Auld, Chubby Jackson, and Charlie Barnet (1949), and played drums and vibraphone under Elliot Lawrence (1952–53). He also performed and recorded with Red Rodney, Serge Chaloff, Lester Young, Al Cohn, and Stan Getz.

He worked with many of the ensembles he played in as an arranger, and also arranged for Woody Herman and Elliot Lawrence. He composed "Tiny's Blues" and "Father Knickerbopper" among other tunes. Kahn never led a recording session; he died in Edgartown, Massachusetts, of a heart attack at age 30.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1924 (New York City), Died August 19, 1953 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 80783 3/30/1951 I won't cry anymore Georgie Auld ; The Dave Lambert Singers instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80784 3/30/1951 Man with the horn Georgie Auld ; The Dave Lambert Singers instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80785 3/30/1951 Take me Georgie Auld ; The Dave Lambert Singers instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 80786 3/30/1951 Be still my heart Georgie Auld ; The Dave Lambert Singers instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 81034 5/18/1951 Summertime Georgie Auld instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 81035 5/18/1951 My truly, truly fair Georgie Auld instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 81036 5/18/1951 I'm a sentimental fool Georgie Auld instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 81037 5/18/1951 Bill Georgie Auld instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 81186 6/18/1951 Alarm clock boogie Bill Darnell ; Georgie Auld Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 81187 6/18/1951 You blew out the flame Bill Darnell ; Georgie Auld Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 81188 6/18/1951 The Christmas ball Bill Darnell ; Georgie Auld Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 81189 6/18/1951 It ain't snowing outside Bill Darnell ; Georgie Auld Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kahn, Tiny," accessed July 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324469.

Kahn, Tiny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324469.

"Kahn, Tiny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/324469

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