Jimmy Cleveland

Jimmy Cleveland, born May 3, 1926 in Wartrace Tennessee, is an American jazz trombonist. Cleveland was an experienced trombonist who had worked in a band formed by his family and the orchestra at Tennessee State University. He played with great power and a wonderful warm tone. His playing is a masterful instrument and his technical prowess make him a highly sought-after session and studio musician. He played with many other big bands after his time with Hampton, mostly for one-off recording dates and club and concert gigs. Jimmy Cleveland is best known for his studio recordings with Miles Davis. These include his appearances on “Miles Ahead”, and “Porgy and Bess”. Cleveland collaborated with many jazz musicians including Quincy Jones and Lucky Thompson, Quincy Jones, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Quincy Jones and Lucky Thompson. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.

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