Monday, January 7, 2019

Urbie Green, "the trombonist's trombonist," 1926-2018

Urbie Green has died at age 92.  Green may well have been the greatest jazz trombonist ever to pick up the instrument. Listening to him play "Stardust," "Here's That Rainy Day" or "Stars Fell on Alabama" on his 21 Trombones album still gives me chills. So far his death has been reported only in the Pocono Record, but I assume we'll be hearing more soon.

UPDATE: Green's family has set up a fundraising page to help with funeral and memorial expenses.

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