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Jimmy Knepper

tb, 1927-2003 US, Los Angeles
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. James M. Knepper

James Minter (Jimmy) Knepper (November 22, 1927 – June 14, 2003) was an American jazz trombonist. In addition to his own recordings as leader, Knepper performed and/or recorded throughout his career with many of the top figures in jazz including the bands of Charlie Barnet, Woody Herman, Claude Thornhill, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Gil Evans, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin, and, most famously, as friend and arranging/transcribing partner of bassist and composer Charles Mingus in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Knepper died in 2003 of complications of Parkinson's disease.

     
Instruments
  • Trombone
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Sophisticated Lady on Just Friends by Joe Temperley & Jimmy Knepper
John's Bunch on Just Friends by Joe Temperley & Jimmy Knepper
Just Friends on Just Friends by Joe Temperley & Jimmy Knepper
Yardbird Suite on Just Friends by Joe Temperley & Jimmy Knepper
Stella By Starlight on Just Friends by Joe Temperley & Jimmy Knepper
Just In Time on Just Friends by Joe Temperley & Jimmy Knepper
Lester Leaps on Just Friends by Joe Temperley & Jimmy Knepper
Poor Butterfly on Just Friends by Joe Temperley & Jimmy Knepper
Aristocracy (Of Jean Laffitte) on Just Friends by Joe Temperley & Jimmy Knepper
´Round About Midnight on Primrose Path by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Pepper-Knepper QuintetPepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper2011Album
A Swinging Introduction To Jimmy KnepperJimmy Knepper2000Album
Pussy Cat Dues "The Music Of Charles Mingus"Kevin Mahogany, Charles McPherson, Jimmy Knepper, Dennis Mackrel And The WDR Big Band Köln2000Album
T-BopEric Felten / Jimmy Knepper1993Album
PriestessMark Masters' Jazz Orchestra With Billy Harper And Jimmy Knepper1991Album
Muted JoysJimmy Knepper1989Compil.
Evening StarJoshua Breakstone Featuring Tommy Flanagan And Jimmy Knepper1988Album
1st PlaceJimmy Knepper1986Album
The Complete Debut Sessions 1953Max Roach / Jimmy Knepper1984Compil.
Bennie Wallace Plays MonkBennie Wallace, Jimmy Knepper, Eddie Gomez, Dannie Richmond1981Album
Primrose PathJimmy Knepper With Bobby Wellins, Pete Jacobsen, Dave Green, Ron Parry1980Album
Chair In The SkyMingus Dynasty, Joe Farrell, Charlie Haden, John Handy, Jimmy Knepper, Jimmy Owens, Don Pullen, Dannie Richmond1979Album
Just FriendsJoe Temperley & Jimmy Knepper1979Album
Free Blown JazzTony Scott / Jimmy Knepper1959Album
A Swinging Introduction To Jimmy KnepperJimmy Knepper1957Album
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