CLAUDE THORNHILL

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Although some of his recordings were on the periphery of jazz and his orchestra was at its most popular in the early '40s, Claude Thornhill's main importance to jazz was the influence that his arrangements and orchestra's sound had on cool jazz of the late '40s. After studying at a music conservatory and playing piano in bands based in the Midwest, Thornhill worked for Paul Whiteman and Benny Goodman in 1934, and for Ray Noble's American band of 1935-1936 (for whom he also arranged). He appeared on some Billie Holiday records and his arrangement of "Loch Lomond" was a big hit for Maxine Sullivan. Although he recorded as a leader in 1937, it was in 1940 that Thornhill put together his own orchestra. The band, featuring long tones played by horns that de-emphasized vibrato, had an unusual sound that sometimes accompanied the leader's tinkling piano. The instrumentation included two French read more...
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CLAUDE THORNHILL Claude Thornhill Dance Parade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Claude Thornhill Dance Parade
Big Band 1949
CLAUDE THORNHILL Dream Stuff! (aka Dream Music) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dream Stuff! (aka Dream Music)
Big Band 1953
CLAUDE THORNHILL Claude Thornhill Goes Modern album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Claude Thornhill Goes Modern
Big Band 1954
CLAUDE THORNHILL Dinner For Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dinner For Two
Big Band 1956
CLAUDE THORNHILL Sleepy Serenade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sleepy Serenade
Big Band 1957
CLAUDE THORNHILL The Thornhill Sound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Thornhill Sound
Big Band 1958
CLAUDE THORNHILL Two Sides Of Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Two Sides Of Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra
Big Band 1958
CLAUDE THORNHILL Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra Play for Dancing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Claude Thornhill and His Orchestra Play for Dancing
Big Band 1959
CLAUDE THORNHILL Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra, Gil Evans ‎: The Real Birth Of The Cool album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra, Gil Evans ‎: The Real Birth Of The Cool
Big Band 1971
CLAUDE THORNHILL The Early Cool (aka On Stage 1946 - 1947) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Early Cool (aka On Stage 1946 - 1947)
Big Band 1971
CLAUDE THORNHILL The Uncollected Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Uncollected Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra
Big Band 1977
CLAUDE THORNHILL 1948 - The Song Is You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1948 - The Song Is You
Big Band 1980

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CLAUDE THORNHILL Claude Thornhill At Glen Island Casino 1941 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Claude Thornhill At Glen Island Casino 1941
Big Band 1971

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CLAUDE THORNHILL The Memorable Claude Thornhill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Memorable Claude Thornhill
Big Band 1975
CLAUDE THORNHILL Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra
Big Band 1989
CLAUDE THORNHILL Tapestries album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tapestries
Big Band 1992
CLAUDE THORNHILL Snowfall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Snowfall
Big Band 2000

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