Gil Evans
Horn in jazz
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Glenn Miller
Stan Kenton
Paul Whiteman
Art Jarrett

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Claude Thornhill

Knowledge Identifier: +Claude_Thornhill


Claude Thornhill

American pianist, arranger, composer, and bandleader add

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1908.

Countries: United States (89%), (5%), United Kingdom (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Gil Evans, Horn in jazz, Glenn Miller




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Claude Thornhill was born in 1908 add something


Claude went to the West Coast in the late 1930s with the Bob Hope Radio Show, and arranged for Judy Garland in "Babes in Arms" add something


Hugo Winterhalter - After graduating, he taught school for several years before turning professional during the mid 1930s, serving as a sideman and arranger for Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Raymond Scott, Claude Thornhill and others


Thornhill and Shaw went to New York together in 1931 add something


In 1935, he played on sessions for Glenn Miller's first recordings under his own name, as Glenn Miller and His Orchestra add something


Maxine Sullivan - Mosier introduced her to Claude Thornhill which lead to her first recordings made in June of 1937


After playing for Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Ray Noble, Glenn Miller, and Billie Holiday, and arranging "Loch Lomond" and "Annie Laurie" for Maxine Sullivan, in 1939 he founded his Claude Thornhill Orchestra add something


Horn in jazz - In early 1940, the Claude Thornhill Orchestra had moved out to southern California


Horn in jazz - In early 1940, the Claude Thornhill Orchestra had moved out to southern California


French horn - These include composer/arranger Gil Evans who included the French horn as an ensemble instrument from the 1940s, first in Claude Thornhill's groups, and later with the pioneering cool jazz nonet led by trumpeter Miles Davis, and in many other projects that sometimes featured Davis, as well as Don Ellis, a trumpet player from Stan Kenton's jazz band


The 1941 Claude Thornhill piano composition "Snowfall" has been recorded and performed by the following artists: add something


Gil Evans - Between 1941 and 1948, he worked as an arranger for the Claude Thornhill Orchestra.


Gil Evans - Claude Thornhill had employed hornist John Graas in 1942, and composer-arranger Bob Graettinger had scored for horns and tubas with the Stan Kenton orchestra, but the "Kenton sound" was in the context of a dense orchestral wall of sound that Evans avoided.


Randy Brooks (musician) - He worked with Claude Thornhill, Bob Allen, Bernie Cummins, Art Jarrett, and Les Brown before founding his own band in 1944


In 1946, he was discharged from the Navy add something


Lee Konitz - His next substantial work was done with Claude Thornhill in 1947, with Gil Evans arranging and Gerry Mulligan as a composer in most part


In the mid 1950s, Thornhill was briefly Tony Bennett's musical director add something


Hal Stein - Having studied at Juilliard during 1950–51, Stein went on to work with Gene Krupa, Buddy Morrow, Les Elgart, Artie Shaw, Charles Mingus, Rudy Williams, Roy Haynes, Georgie Auld, Claude Thornhill, J._C._Heard and others


Bob Brookmeyer - He played piano in big bands led by Tex Beneke and Ray McKinley, but concentrated on valve trombone from when he moved to the Claude Thornhill orchestra in the early 1950s


Chris Connor - She reunited with Claude Thornhill in October 1952 for a radio broadcast from the Statler Hotel in New York City


Chuck Andrus - He played with Charlie Barnet in 1953, with Claude Thornhill through the middle of the decade

Claude Thornhill died in 1965 add something


In 1984, Claude Thornhill was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame add something