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Jack Montrose

ts, 1928-2006 US, Detroit
Musician / Arranger of Jazz

Jack Montrose (December 30, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan – February 7, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada) was a jazz tenor saxophonist and arranger. After attending university in Los Angeles he worked with Jerry Gray and then Art Pepper. Montrose also did arrangements for Clifford Brown. He became known for cool jazz and/or West coast jazz.Jack Montrose (West Coast Jack) is not to be confused with tenorist J.R. Monterose (East Coast Jake) who played on Charles Mingus's album Pithecanthropus Erectus.

  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Paradox on Atlantic Jazz: West Coast by Various Artists
Early Morning Smog on Bill Perkins, Jazz City by Bill Perkins
Montrose on Bill Perkins, Jazz City by Bill Perkins
Two Visitors on Bill Perkins, Jazz City by Bill Perkins
Sweet Saxophones on Bill Perkins, Jazz City by Bill Perkins
The Mouse Hop on Bill Perkins, Jazz City by Bill Perkins
Whatever happened to Hardcore? on Hotter than Hell by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Complete RecordingsBob Gordon Quintet / Bob Gordon Sextet With Herb Harper And Jack Montrose2004Compil.
Bob Gordon MemorialBob Gordon Featuring Herb Harper And Jack Montrose1991Compil.
West Coast TenorsBill Perkins, Richie Kamuca, Jack Montrose1988Compil.
Live In HollywoodAl Haig, Chet Baker, Sonny Criss, Jack Montrose1985Album
Stringin' Along (Twilight Jazz With String Presentation)Bill Holman, Benny Carter, Jack Montrose, Calvin Jackson1958Album
Arranged By MontroseJack Montrose Presents Bob Gordon Quintet, Clifford Brown Ensemble1956Album
Arranged/Played/Composed By Jack Montrose With Bob GordonJack Montrose With Bob Gordon1955Single
Arranged/Played/ComposedJack Montrose With Bob Gordon1955Album
Jack Montrose with Bob GordonJack Montrose With Bob Gordon1955Single
Jazz West Coast: An Anthology Of California MusicBob Gordon, Jack Montrose, Gerry Mulligan, Zoot Sims, Chet Baker, Jimmy GiuffreSingle
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