AL GREY

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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 (music) technique (comparable only to Tricky Sam Nanton and Wycliffe Gordon), who also wrote an instructional book called "Plunger Techniques".

Al Grey was born in Aldie, Virginia and grew up in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. During World War II he served in the Navy where he started playing the trombone. Soon after his discharge he joined Benny Carter's band and later the trombone section of Lionel Hampton. After some solo work Grey joined Dizzy Gillespie's big band in 1956. In October 1957 Count Basie urgently needed a fill-in for his European tour and Al Grey luckily was in the right place at the right time.

After 1961 Grey performed only occasionally with the Count. Apart from leading his own combos,
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Al Grey and the Basie Wing. The Last of the Big Plungers (+The Thinking Mans Trombone)Al Grey and the Basie Wing. The Last of the Big Plungers (+The Thinking Mans Trombone)
Fresh Sound Records 2010
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Me N JackMe N Jack
Maddening Media 1996
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Stash Records 1993
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AL GREY Dizzy Atmosphere album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dizzy Atmosphere
Bop 1957
AL GREY The Last of the Big Plungers (With the Basie Wing) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Last of the Big Plungers (With the Basie Wing)
Bop 1960
AL GREY The Thinking Man's Trombone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Thinking Man's Trombone
Bop 1960
AL GREY Snap Your Fingers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Snap Your Fingers
Bop 1962
AL GREY Night Song (With Billy Mitchell) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Night Song (With Billy Mitchell)
Bop 1963
AL GREY Boss Bone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Boss Bone
Bop 1963
AL GREY Having A Ball album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Having A Ball
Bop 1963
AL GREY Shades Of Grey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shades Of Grey
Bop 1965
AL GREY Al Grey & Wild Bill Davis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Al Grey & Wild Bill Davis
Bop 1972
AL GREY Trombone By Five album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trombone By Five
Bop 1978
AL GREY Grey's Mood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grey's Mood
Bop 1979
AL GREY Keybone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Keybone
Bop 1980
AL GREY O.D. (Out 'Dere) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
O.D. (Out 'Dere)
Bop 1980
AL GREY Struttin' and Shoutin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Struttin' and Shoutin'
Bop 1983
AL GREY The New Al Grey Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The New Al Grey Quintet
Bop 1988
AL GREY Christmas Stockin' Stuffer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Christmas Stockin' Stuffer
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 1991
AL GREY Fab album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fab
Bop 1992
AL GREY Me N' Jack album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Me N' Jack
Bop 1996
AL GREY Matzoh and Grits album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Matzoh and Grits
Bop 1998
AL GREY Night Train-Revisited album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Night Train-Revisited
Hard Bop 1999

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AL GREY The Al Grey - Billy Mitchell Sextet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Al Grey - Billy Mitchell Sextet
Bop 1962
AL GREY Travelers Lounge Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Travelers Lounge Live
Bop 1977
AL GREY Get It Together album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Get It Together
Bop 1979
AL GREY Live at Rick's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Rick's
Bop 1979
AL GREY Al Meets Bjarne album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Al Meets Bjarne
Bop 1989
AL GREY Live at the Floating Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Floating Jazz Festival
Bop 1991
AL GREY Al Grey & Richard Boone : Swinging In Helsingborg (feat. Arne Malteus Trio) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Al Grey & Richard Boone : Swinging In Helsingborg (feat. Arne Malteus Trio)
Bop 1991
AL GREY Live at the Blue Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Blue Note
Bop 1995

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AL GREY Basic Grey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basic Grey
Bop 1976
AL GREY Things Ain t What They Used to Be album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Things Ain t What They Used to Be
Bop 2012

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