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.
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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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|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Valentine, Gerald," accessed June 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357314.
Valentine, Gerald. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357314.
"Valentine, Gerald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 June 2023.
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LCNAR: Valentine, Jerry, 1914-1983 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/Valentine,Jerry,1914-1983
Wikidata: Jerry Valentine - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q21033237
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