Renee – Matthew Gee
An easy medium swing ideal for horns in unison or octaves. Cued introduction and solo break.
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- Recording: Johnny Griffin - Soul Groove
- Recorded on: May 14, 1963
- Label: Atlantic (1431)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Tenor Sax - Johnny Griffin
- Trombone - Matthew Gee
- Organ - Big John Patton
- Bass - Aaron Bell
- Drums - Art Taylor
Like most trombonists, Matthew was at home in both small group and big band settings. He recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra from 1959 to 1961 and in small and larger Illinois Jacquet bands from 1952 through 1969.
November 25, 1925 – July 18, 1979
Trombonist Matthew Gee started his recording career with Erskine Hawkins in 1946 and 1947. In 1948 he joined the R&B band of Joe Morris, whose other members included Johnny Griffin and the rhythm section of Elmo Hope, Percy Heath, and Philly Joe Jones. Matthew did his first recording with Gene Ammons on October 4, 1949, and on November 11, 1949 his first recording with Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra. Read more...