Boyd Raeburn

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Boyd Raeburn

American jazz bandleader and bass saxophonist add

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1913.

Countries: United States (75%), Tunisia (10%), Kansas (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Gene Krupa, Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie

Linked to: Tulane University, University of Chicago




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Boyd Raeburn was born in 1913 add something


Boyd Raeburn was born in Faith, South Dakota, and became one of the greatest and least-known of jazz bandleaders during the 1940s add something


Max Miller (jazz musician) - Also in 1940 he became musical director for the Boyd Raeburn Band.


Harry Babasin - He toured in the 1940s with Jimmy Joy, Bob Strong, Billie Rogers, Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet, Boyd Raeburn, Benny_Goodman, Woody Herman, Frank DeVol, and Jerry Gray


Like the contemporaneous band of clarinetist Woody Herman, the Raeburn orchestra evolved from its simpler, more commercial beginnings to far more advanced and complex charts during the union-imposed recording ban that took effect in October 1942 and lasted about a year and a half add something


Irv Kluger - He played with Georgie Auld in 1942-43, with Bob Chester, Freddie Slack, Dizzy Gillespie , Boyd Raeburn , Bobby Byrne and Herbie Fields


Johnny Bothwell - He was a key member and featured soloist of Boyd Raeburn's groups in 1944–45, and played with Gene Krupa in 1945


Nevertheless, Raeburn did record 12 sides for the small Guild label in 1945, including performances of March of the Boyds and A Night in Tunisia on which trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie sat in add something


It finally folded for good in the fall of 1949 add something


During the 1950s Raeburn was lured to Columbia Records by producers Mitch Miller and Teo Macero to make three albums for the label, but as usual in most of his projects during this period, Miller insisted on the band playing more commercial add something


Raeburn died in Lafayette, Louisiana, in 1966 add something

Boyd Raeburn died in 1966 add something