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Al Aarons

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Genres  Jazz
Name  Al Aarons
Instruments  Trumpet
Education  Wayne State University
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Born  March 23, 1932 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1932-03-23)
Died  November 17, 2015, Laguna Woods, California, United States
Albums  Basie Straight Ahead, Ella and Basie!, Basic Basie, Basie at Birdland, On My Way and Shoutin

Al aarons

Albert "Al" Aarons (March 23, 1932 – November 17, 2015) was an American jazz trumpeter.


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Aarons was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit. He began to gain attention as a trumpet player in 1956, and started working with jazz artist Yusef Lateef and pianist Barry Harris in the latter part of that decade in Detroit. After a period playing with jazz organist Wild Bill Davis, he played trumpet in the Count Basie Orchestra from 1961 to 1969.

In the 1970s, Aarons worked as a sideman for singers Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, and saxophonist Gene Ammons. He was also a contributor to jazz fusion, playing on School Days with Stanley Clarke, and appears with Snooky Young on the classic 1976 album Bobby Bland and B. B. King Together Again...Live.


With Gene Ammons

  • Free Again (Prestige, 1971)
  • With Count Basie

  • The Legend (Roulette, 1961)
  • Back with Basie (Roulette, 1962)
  • Basie in Sweden (Roulette, 1962)
  • On My Way & Shoutin' Again! (Verve, 1962)
  • This Time by Basie! (Reprise, 1963)
  • More Hits of the 50's and 60's (Verve, 1963)
  • Pop Goes the Basie (Reprise, 1965)
  • Basie Meets Bond (United Artists, 1966)
  • Live at the Sands (Before Frank) (Reprise, 1966 [1998])
  • Sinatra at the Sands (Reprise, 1966) with Frank Sinatra
  • Basie's Beatle Bag (Verve, 1966)
  • Broadway Basie's...Way (Command, 1966)
  • Hollywood...Basie's Way (Command, 1967)
  • Basie's Beat (Verve, 1967)
  • Basie's in the Bag (Brunswick, 1967)
  • The Happiest Millionaire (Coliseum, 1967)
  • Half a Sixpence (Dot, 1967)
  • The Board of Directors (Dot, 1967) with The Mills Brothers
  • Manufacturers of Soul (Brunswick, 1968) with Jackie Wilson
  • The Board of Directors Annual Report (Dot, 1968) with The Mills Brothers
  • Basie Straight Ahead (Dot, 1968)
  • How About This (Paramount, 1968) with Kay Starr
  • Standing Ovation (Dot, 1969)
  • With Brass Fever

  • Time Is Running Out (Impulse!, 1976)
  • With Kenny Burrell

  • Both Feet on the Ground (Fantasy, 1973)
  • With Eddie Harris

  • How Can You Live Like That? (Atlantic, 1976)
  • With Gene Harris

  • Nexus (1975)
  • With Milt Jackson

  • Memphis Jackson (Impulse!, 1969)
  • With Carmen McRae

  • Can't Hide Love (Blue Note, 1976)
  • With Zoot Sims with the Benny Carter Orchestra

  • Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington (1979) - Al Aarons, Oscar Brashear, Bobby Bryant, Earl Gardner, J.J. Johnson, Grover Mitchell, Benny Powell, Britt Woodman, Marshal Royal, Frank Wess, Buddy Collette, Plas Johnson, Jimmy Rowles, John Collins, Andy Simpkins, Grady Tate, Benny Carter (arr, cond) Hollywood, CA, August 14, 1979
  • With Frank Wess

  • Southern Comfort (Prestige, 1962)
  • Songs

    Dream a Little Dream of Me
    Hay Burner
    Tea for Two
    Switch in Time
    Them There Eyes
    Frank Sinatra Monologue
    It's Oh - So Nice
    That Warm Feeling
    'Deed I Do
    The Queen Bee
    Every Tub
    Am I Asking Too Much?
    Basie - Straight Ahead
    Far Cry
    My Last Affair
    Fun Time
    Good Bait
    On the Sunny Side of the Street


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