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Britt Woodman

Britt Woodman American jazz trombonist

American jazz trombonist
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Quick Facts
Intro American jazz trombonist
Countries United States of America
Occupations Jazz musician
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 4 June 1920 (Los Angeles)
Death 13 October 2000 (Hawthorne)
Star sign GeminiGemini
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Biography

Britt Woodman (June 4, 1920 in Los Angeles – October 13, 2000 in Hawthorne, California) was a jazz trombonist. He is best known for his work with Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus.
He knew Mingus from childhood, but first worked with Phil Moore and Les Hite. After service in World War II he played with Boyd Raeburn before joining with Lionel Hampton in 1946. During the 1950s he worked with Ellington. As a member of Ellington's band he can be heard on Such Sweet Thunder (1957), Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book (also 1957), Black, Brown, and Beige (1958) and Ellington Indigos (1958).
In 1960 he left Ellington to work in a pit orchestra. Later he worked with Mingus and can be heard on the album Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963). In the 1970s he led his own octet and worked with pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi. In 1989 he was in the personnel for the album Epitaph dedicated to the previously unrecorded music of Charles Mingus.
Steve Turre, among others, has cited him as an influence.

Discography

With Gene Ammons

  • Free Again (Prestige, 1971)

With Ruth Brown

  • Ruth Brown '65 (Mainstream, 1965)

With John Coltrane

  • Africa Brass (Impulse, 1961)

With Tadd Dameron

  • The Magic Touch (Riverside, 1962)

With Miles Davis

  • Blue Moods (Debut, 1955)

With Duke Ellington

  • The 1952 Seattle Concert (RCA Victor, 1954)
  • The Complete Porgy and Bess (Bethlehem, 1956)
  • Such Sweet Thunder (Columbia, 1957)
  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (Verve, 1957) - with Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington
  • Indigos (Columbia, 1957)
  • Black, Brown, and Beige (Columbia, 1958) - featuring Mahalia Jackson

With Dizzy Gillespie

  • Gillespiana (Verve, 1960)
  • Carnegie Hall Concert (Verve, 1961)

With Chico Hamilton

  • The Gamut (Solid State, 1968)

With Johnny Hodges

  • Ellingtonia '56 (Norgran, 1956)
  • The Big Sound (Verve, 1957)

With Hank Jones and Oliver Nelson

  • Happenings (Impulse!, 1966)

With Junior Mance

  • The Soul of Hollywood (Jazzland, 1962)

With Charles Mingus

  • The Complete Town Hall Concert (Blue Note, 1962 [1994])
  • Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (Impulse!, 1963)
  • Epitaph (Columbia, 1989)

With Blue Mitchell

  • Smooth as the Wind (Riverside, 1961)

With James Moody

  • The Blues and Other Colors (Milestone, 1969)

With Oliver Nelson

  • Impressions of Phaedra (United Artists Jazz, 1962)

With Zoot Sims with the Benny Carter Orchestra

  • Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington (1979)

With Jimmy Smith

  • Hoochie Coochie Man (Verve, 1966)

With Billy Taylor

  • Taylor Made Jazz (Argo, 1959)

With Clark Terry

  • Duke with a Difference (Riverside, 1957)

With Teri Thornton

  • Devil May Care (Riverside, 1961)

With Jimmy Woode

  • The Colorful Strings of Jimmy Woode (Argo, 1957)

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