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Al Grey

tb, 1925-2000 US, Virginia
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Albert Thornton Grey

Al Grey (June 6, 1925 – March 24, 2000) was a jazz trombonist who is most remembered for his association with the Count Basie orchestra.Grey is known for his plunger mute technique (comparable only to Tricky Sam Nanton, Bob Hunt and Wycliffe Gordon), and also wrote an instructional book called "Plunger Techniques".

  • Trombone
  • Bariton sax
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Face It Here It Is on Grey's Mood [The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions] by Al Grey
Night Train on Night Train Revisited by Al Grey & Jimmy Forrest
Time After Time - Live on Jazz At The Philharmonic 1983 by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Harry "Sweets" Edison & Al Grey
The Girl From Ipanema on Jam Session, "Goes Latin" by Al Grey, Wallace Davenport & Isauro Hernández
Nothing But The Truth on Snap Your Fingers by Al Grey
African Lady on Snap Your Fingers by Al Grey
Just Waiting on Snap Your Fingers by Al Grey
Makin' Whoopee on Jam Session, "Goes Latin" by Al Grey, Wallace Davenport & Isauro Hernández
Jumpin' The Blues on Night Train Revisited by Al Grey & Jimmy Forrest
It Could Happen To You - Live on Jazz At The Philharmonic 1983 by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Harry "Sweets" Edison & Al Grey

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Me N' JackAl Grey1996Album
Point Of ViewRobert Trowers Quartet With Special Guests Al Grey / Slide Hampton / Fred Wesley1995Album
Centerpiece: Live at the Blue NoteAl Grey Feat. Harry Edison And Junior Mance1995Album
Shades Of BluesClark Terry Featuring Al Grey, Charles Fox, Marcus McLaurine1994Album
Christmas Stockin' StufferAl Grey1992Album
Truly WonderfulAl Grey, The Jimmy Forrest Quintet1992Album
Al Grey And The Basie WingAl Grey1991Compil.
Live At The 1990 Concord Jazz Festival, First SetEd Bickert, Alan Dawson, Harry Edison, Al Grey, Gene Harris, Rob McConnell, Benny Powell, Neil Swainson1991Album
Live At The Floating Jazz FestivalAl Grey1991Album
Swingin' In HelsingborgAl Grey & Richard Boone1991Album
Al Grey FabAl Grey1990Album
Al Meets BjarneAl Grey & Bjarne Nerem1989Album
Born To Swing!Buddy DeFranco With The Al Raymond Big Band With Al Grey1988Album
FabillisimoJørgen Svare Jazz Quartet with Al Grey1988Album
The New Al Grey QuintetAl Grey1988Album
Al Grey Featuring Arnett Cobb And Jimmy ForrestAl Grey Featuring Arnett Cobb And Jimmy Forrest1987Album
Al Grey & Jesper Thilo QuintetAl Grey & Jesper Thilo Quintet1986Album
Things Are Getting Better All The TimeJ.J. Johnson + Al Grey1984Album
Basic GreyAl Grey1984Compil.
Just JazzBuddy Tate, Al Grey1984Album
Tribute To Louis Armstrong / Tribute To Benny GoodmanPeanuts Hucko, Randy Sandke, Al Grey, John Bunch, Jack Lesberg, Lars Erstrand, Jake Hanna, Frits Landesbergen, Louise Tobin, Marty Napoleon1984Album
Side By SideBenkó Dixieland Band Featuring Al Grey, Buddy Tate, Joe Newman And Eddy Davis1983Album
Struttin' And Shoutin'Al Grey1983Album
Get It TogetherAl Grey, Tony Coe1979Album
Trombone By FiveAl Grey1978Album
Al Grey Feat. Arnett CobbAl Grey Feat. Arnett Cobb1977Album
Basic GreyAl Grey1976Compil.
Grey's MoodAl Grey1976Album
Al Grey Et Wild Bill DavisAl Grey Et Wild Bill Davis1972Album
Shades Of GreyAl Grey1965Album
Night SongAl Grey With Billy Mitchell1963Album
Boss BoneAl Grey1963Album
Having A BallAl Grey1963Album
Tacos And Grits / SmileAl Grey1963Single
Snap Your FingersAl Grey Featuring Billy Mitchell1962Album
Nothing But The Truth / Dirty Low Down BluesAl Grey - Billy Mitchell1962Single
Al Grey - Snap Your FingersAl Grey, Billy Mitchell1962Single
The Thinking Man's TromboneAl Grey1961Album
Rompin'Al Grey1961Single
Motor City SceneThad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Al Grey, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, Elvin Jones1959Album
Dizzy AtmosphereAl Grey, Billy Mitchell, Lee Morgan, Charlie Persip, Paul West, Billy Root, Wynton Kelly1957Album
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