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Bobby Lamb (trombonist)

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Name  Bobby Lamb

Role  Trombonist
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Similar People  Raymond Premru, Kenny Clare, Ian Hamer, Don Lusher, Ronnie Ross

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Robert "Bobby" Lamb (born February 11, 1931, Cork, Ireland) is an Irish jazz trombonist.


Lamb started on euphonium at age 11 before settling on trombone. He moved to London in the early 1950s, playing with Teddy Foster (1952), Jack Parnell (1953–55), and Ted Heath. He spent part of the 1950s in the U.S., working with Charlie Barnet, Stan Kenton, and Woody Herman (1956–57). After returning to England he played in the BBC Show Band with Cyril Stapleton and then in the BBC Radio Orchestra and BBC Big Band until 1968. He and Ray Premru co-led an orchestra from the late 1960s, in which they worked with Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, and Kenny Clare, among others. He toured with Frank Sinatra on his European tours from the 1960s into the 1980s and the Middle East concerts (Iran and Israel) in 1975, and also toured Europe with Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee. He toured Scandinavia with Buddy Rich late in the 1970s.

Outside of jazz, Lamb wrote several works for orchestra, including an arrangement of Porgy and Bess. He also worked extensively for film and television across Europe. He taught at Trinity College of Music (from 1980) and Hochschule für Musik Detmold in Germany (1990s).

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  • Trinity Fair (Hep, 1995)
  • As sideman

  • 1957 Live Featuring Bill Harris, Vol. 1, Woody Herman
  • 1970 Louie in London, Louie Bellson
  • 1970 Movements, Johnny Harris
  • 1973 Song for Someone, Kenny Wheeler
  • 1986 Eurojazz, European Community Jazz Orchestra
  • 1990 Live Featuring Bill Harris, Vol. 2, Woody Herman
  • 1996 My Huckleberry Friend, Johnny Mercer
  • 1998 Electrician's Hall Miami, Florida, Vol. 2, Woody Herman
  • 2004 The Musical Worlds of Laurie Johnson, Laurie Johnson
  • 2005 Chitinous, Chitinous Ensemble
  • 2005 Moon River, Johnny Mercer
  • 2006 Jazz Guitarist Sacha Distel
  • 2007 Spiral, Harry Roche Constellation
  • 2007 The Little Giant, Tubby Hayes
  • References

    Bobby Lamb (trombonist) Wikipedia

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