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Jimmy Knepper

James Minter Knepper (November 22, 1927 – June 14, 2003) was an American jazz trombonist. In addition to his own recordings as leader, Knepper performed and recorded with Charlie Barnet, Woody Herman, Claude Thornhill, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Gil Evans, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin, and, most famously, Charles Mingus in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Knepper died in 2003 of complications of Parkinson's disease.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 22, 1927 (Los Angeles), Died June 14, 2003 (Triadelphia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 105433 8/7/1958 Lover man Tony Scott and the All Stars instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105434 8/7/1958 Mop mop Tony Scott and the All Stars instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105435 8/7/1958 Woody'n you Tony Scott and the All Stars instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105436 8/7/1958 'Round midnight Tony Scott and the All Stars instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105437 8/7/1958 Lester leaps in Tony Scott and the All Stars instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105804 10/13/1958 Ornithology Tony Scott and the All Stars instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 105806 10/13/1958 Unlisted blues Tony Scott and the All Stars instrumentalist, trombone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Knepper, Jimmy," accessed February 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/325533.

Knepper, Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/325533.

"Knepper, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 February 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/325533

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