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Tommy Dorsey

Trombonist Thomas “Tommy” Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the younger brother of famed jazz clarinetist, Jimmy Dorsey. In early years he was equally well-known as both trumpet and trombone player, recording several hot jazz solos on trumpet in 1920s, including “The Spell of the Blues” with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra for OKeh on 1/26/29. His career closely followed that of brother Jimmy; by 1930 he was one of the most successful free-lance radio and recording artists on trombone, recognized both for his exceptional tone and legato style on ballads and for his fine solos on faster tempi.

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Albums

The Essential Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
The Essential Frank...
RCA Victor
2005
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Classic Jazz Archive...
Spotlite Records
2004
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The Jazz Big Band 9 /...
Spotlite Records
2003
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20 Outstanding...
Enja Records
2002
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Big Band Legends
Spotlite Records
2001
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#1 A Musical...
Spotlite Records
1998
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