Jimmy Knepper

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A highly talented trombonist, bluesy, fine soloist, Mr Knepper was a busy professional during his half-a-century career.
A major asset of Mingus formations between 1957-1962, he's also the unfortunate part of a Mingus violent moment, which resulted for Mingus in a court assignment, and for Knepper in broken teeth and loss of an octave in his playing range.
Knepper also recorded a number of sessions under his own name, and took, at the other end of his career, a strong part in Mingus Dinasty records.

Annotation last modified on 2006-06-12 04:10 UTC.



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 The Pepper - Knepper Quintet Pepper Adams & Jimmy Knepper 2
1959 Free Blown Jazz Tony Scott, Jimmy Knepper 1
1979 Just Friends Joe Temperley & Jimmy Knepper 1
1984 I Dream Too Much Jimmy Knepper Sextet 1
1986 1st Place Jimmy Knepper 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Pussy Cat Dues "The Music of Charles Mingus" Kevin Mahogany, Charles McPherson, Jimmy Knepper, Dennis Mackrel and the WDR Big Band Köln 1

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