Gerald Valentine

Gerald Graham "Jerry" Valentine (September 13, 1914 - October 1983) was an American jazz trombonist and arranger.

Valentine received formal training in music when he was young, learning piano, composition, and music theory; he learned to play trombone on his own. In the early 1940s he composed and arranged for Earl Hines and worked in Chicago with Dallas Bartley and King Kolax; he also booked shows for the Club DeLisa. He then joined Billy Eckstine's band from 1944 to 1947 and worked later in the decade with Wynonie Harris and Buddy DeFranco.

From 1950 to 1952 Valentine was an artist and repertory man for National Records. He played with Gene Ammons in 1954, and in 1958-1959 wrote arrangements for Pepper Adams, Art Farmer, and Coleman Hawkins in the group Prestige Blues Swingers.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 14, 1914 (Chicago), Died October 1, 1983

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, songwriter, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-068400 10-in. 11/17/1941 The boy with the wistful eyes Earl Hines Orchestra ; Madeline Green ; Earl Hines ; Three Varieties Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-068401 10-in. 11/17/1941 The jitney man Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-068402 10-in. 11/17/1941 The earl Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-068403 10-in. 11/17/1941 You don't know what love is Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-073459 10-in. 3/19/1942 She'll always remember Earl Hines Orchestra ; Madeline Green ; Three Varieties Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-073460 10-in. 3/19/1942 Skylark Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-073461 10-in. 3/19/1942 Second balcony jump Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, trombone  
Victor BS-073462 10-in. 3/19/1942 Stormy Monday blues Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Valentine, Gerald," accessed February 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357314.

Valentine, Gerald. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357314.

"Valentine, Gerald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357314

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