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Urbane Clifford "Urbie" Green (born August 8, 1926 in Mobile, Alabama, USA) is a noted jazz trombonist who toured with Woody Herman, Gene Krupa, and Frankie Carle. He appears on over 250 recordings and has released more than two dozen albums as a soloist. August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mobile and Mobile Bay from space, June 1991 Mobile is a city located in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. ... Jazz is a musical art form characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms, and improvisation. ... A trombonist is a musician who plays the trombone. ... Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913-October 29, 1987), better known as Woody Herman, was a United States jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and Big band leader. ... Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 - October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential Polish-American jazz and big band kit drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style. ... Frankie Carle (Francis Nunzio Carlone) born March 25th 1903, Providence RI died March 7th 2001, Mesa Arizona American pianist and bandleader, who was very popular in the 1940s and 1950s. ...

Green was taught the piano as a child by his mother, jazz and popular tunes from the beginning. He picked up the trombone, which both older brothers played, when he was about 12. Although he listened to such trombone greats as Tommy Dorsey, J. C. Higginbotham, Jack Jenny, Jack Teagarden and Trummy Young he has said that he was more influenced by the styles of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young . Green's father died when he was 15 and Urbie went straight into professional music, first joining the Tommy Reynolds Band in California before moving on to stints with Bob Strong and Frankie Carle. Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 - November 26, 1956) was a jazz trombonist in the Big Band era. ... J. C. (Jack) Higginbotham (1906–1973) was an American jazz trombonist. ... Jack Teagarden (August 29, 1905 - January 15, 1964) was an influential jazz trombonist. ... Dizzy Gillespie photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1955 Dizzy Gillespie ( October 21, 1917 - January 6, 1993) was born John Birks Gillespie in Cheraw, South Carolina. ... Charlie Parker (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955) was a jazz saxophonist and composer, and one of the top musical innovators of the 20th century. ... Lester Willis Young, nicknamed Prez (August 27, 1909-March 15, 1959) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ...

In 1947, Green joined Gene Krupa's band and quickly moved up to Woody Hermans third "Thundering Herd" Big Band in 1950. In 1954 he was awarded the "New Star" Critics Award from Down Beat International. Moving to New York City in 1953 and established himself as the premier trombonist in demand for the booming recording industry. He was voted "Most Valuable Player" several times by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Some have even proposed that he may be the most recorded musician of all time. He recorded with virtually all of the major jazz musicians of the 1950s and 1960s and led his own groups while also joining tours as a featured performer, including a three-month tour helming the Benny Goodman Orchestra and the unusual job of fronting the Tommy Dorsey orchestra after Dorsey's death in 1965. He collaborated with innovative producer Enoch Light for the Command and Project 3 labels, producing what are probably his most notable recordings, such as the two-volume sets "The Persuasive Trombone of Urbie Green" and "21 Trombones." 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A big bang, also known as a jazz orchestra, is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music, especially Swing. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Down Beat is an American magazine devoted to jazz. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ... Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... Benny Goodman, born Benjamin David Goodman, (May 30, 1909 - June 13, 1986) was a famous Jazz musician, known as King of Swing, Patriarch of the Clarinet, and Swings Senior Statesman. Goodman was born in Chicago, the son of poor Jewish immigrants who lived on Chicagos Maxwell Street neighborhood. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...

In the 1970's Green began making innovations with his instrument. He designed a signature mouthpiece for Jet Tone (http://www.jet-tone.com/) and collaborated with Martin Brass on practical improvements to trombone design, including modifications of the hand brace and slide, water valve, and finish. He also worked with King Instruments on experiments with electronic modifications to the trombone. Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution...

Green's trombone sound is especially noted for its warm, mellow tone, even in the higher registers where he is more fluent than most trombonists. His technique is considered flawless.

Green's professional career has slowed considerably and he spends most of his time with his family on his farm in the Pocono region of Pennsylvania. in 1995 he was elected to the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External Links

  • Bio at Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (http://www.jazzhall.com/inductees/UrbieGreen.asp)
  • Bio at WindSong Press (http://www.windsongpress.com/brass%20players/trombone/green.htm)

  Results from FactBites:
Urbie Green - Biography - AOL Music (224 words)
A fine jazz player with a beautiful tone who has spent most of his career in the studios, Urbie Green is highly respected by his fellow trombonists.
Green had a stint with Woody Herman's Third Herd, appeared on some of the famous Buck Clayton jam sessions (1953-1954), and was with Benny Goodman off and on during 1955-1957.
Urbie Green recorded frequently as a leader in the 1950s up to 1963 (for Blue Note, Vanguard, Bethlehem, ABC-Paramount, and dance band-oriented records for RCA and Command).
Urbie Green: Information from Answers.com (1115 words)
Urban Clifford "Urbie" Green (born August 8, 1926) is an American professional jazz trombonist who toured with Woody Herman, Gene Krupa, and Frankie Carle.
Urbie's trombone style was also influenced by vocalists such as Perry Como, and the vocal style of Louis Armstrong.
Green's father died when he was 15 and Urbie went straight into professional music, first joining the Tommy Reynolds Band in California before moving on to stints with Bob Strong and Frankie Carle.
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