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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   
You Go To My Head on The Lure Of Beauty by Various Artists
Reincarnation Of A Love Bird on Pu**y Cat Dues - The Music of Charles Mingus by Various Artists
You Stepped out a Dream - 2013 Remastered Version on A Swinging Introduction to Jimmy Knepper by Jimmy Knepper
Boo's Blues on The Lure Of Beauty by Various Artists
Avid Admirer - 2013 Remastered Version on A Swinging Introduction to Jimmy Knepper by Jimmy Knepper
Mysterious Blues on 1960 - 2010: Candid 50th Anniversary by Various Artists
Irresistible You - 2013 Remastered Version on A Swinging Introduction to Jimmy Knepper by Jimmy Knepper
Just Tonight on Cunningbird by Jimmy Knepper
Eclipse on Pu**y Cat Dues - The Music of Charles Mingus by Various Artists
Figment Fragment on Cunningbird by Jimmy Knepper

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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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