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Glen Gray

as, cl, fl, 1906-1963 US, Roanoke
Musician of Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. Glen Gray Knoblauch

Glen Gray (born 7 June 1900 (or 7 June 1906), Roanoke, Illinois, USA (or Metamora, Illinois, USA) - died August 23, 1963 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA) nicknamed "Spike", was an American jazz saxophonist and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra.

  • Alto sax
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Nightmare (Artie Shaw Version) on Swing Era 1937-1938 CD003 by Big Band Sounds
Melancholy Mood on Mostly 1939 by Glen Gray & Casa Loma Orchestra
Smoke Rings on The Continental by Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra & Glen Gray
Woodchopper's Ball on The Very Best Of by Glen Gray
Smoke Rings on Big Band instrumentals: 16 Most Requested Songs by Various Artists
Smoke Rings (Theme) on Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra, 1939-40 by Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
Tuxedo Junction on Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra, 1939-40 by Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
Tumbling Tumbleweeds on Mostly 1939 by Glen Gray & Casa Loma Orchestra
Begin the Beguine on The Very Best Of by Glen Gray
Song of India on The Very Best Of by Glen Gray

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
No Name JiveGlen Gray2008Compil.
Swing Era: The Postwar YearsBilly May, Glen Gray2001Album
And The Casa Loma Orchestra - No Name JiveGlen Gray2000Album
The Swing EraBilly May, Glen Gray2000Album
Swing Era: SwingtimeBilly May, Glen Gray1999Album
Swing Era: Swingtime IIBilly May, Glen Gray1999Album
Big Sounds of The Big BandsLes Brown, Glen Gray, Ray Anthony, Stan Kenton, Harry James1999Album
The Big BandsLes Brown, Glen Gray, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Woody Herman1995Compil.
Glen GrayGlen Gray1989Compil.
No Name JiveGlen Gray1989Compil.
The Best Of The Big Bands Vol 6Glen Gray, Claude Thornhill1982Compil.
Swing Goes On Vol. 1Glen Gray1978Compil.
Deluxe In SwingGlen Gray, Artie Shaw1978Album
Here's To Veterans 120Kraftwerk / Glen Gray1978Compil.
The Best Of Glen GrayGlen Gray1975Compil.
Smoke Rings / It's The Talk Of The TownGlen Gray1974Single
Six Top Bands Swing AgainLes Brown, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, Woody Herman, Harry James, Stan Kenton1960Compil.
Memories Of You / Lazy Bones / Roll 'Em / Gjon Mili Jam SessionGlen Gray / Featuring Mary Lou Williams1945Album
I Came Here To Talk For Joe / You're In Love With Someone ElseGlen Gray1942Album
Spotlight On Louis Armstrong And Glen GrayLouis Armstrong, Glen GrayAlbum
The Armed Forces Radio Service - Basic Music LibraryDinah Shore / Glen GrayAlbum
Early Recordings 1931-37Lee Wiley Accompanied By The Orchestras Of The Dorsey Brothers - Glen Gray - Johnny Green / Leo Reisman - Victor YoungCompil.
Big Band PortraitDuke Ellington / Benny Goodman / Harry James / Glen GrayCompil.
Downbeat Program No. 9Glen GrayAlbum
Glen Gray's Greatest!Glen GrayCompil.
Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra 1934-1941Glen GrayAlbum
Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra - On The Air - 1934Glen GrayAlbum
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