THOMAS TALBERT

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Talbert is little known today but in the mid-1950s, he was an up-and-coming small-group and big-band arranger with enormous taste. Unfortunately for Talbert, he always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time professionally. He moved from the West Coast to New York in the late 1940s just as California was becoming the cradle of new linear music. In New York, he gained traction but eventually found himself up against a new breed of lightning fast arrangers, and work increasingly meant formulaic pop record dates. By 1960, he retired, only to reappear on the West Coast scene 15 years later.

Talbert was born on August 4, 1924, in Crystal Bay, Minn. He was a self-taught musician who was inspired by the bands of Chick Webb, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Jimmie Lunceford. Drafted during World War II, Talbert arranged music for a military band that performed for War
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THOMAS TALBERT Bix - Duke - Fats album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bix - Duke - Fats
Big Band 1957
THOMAS TALBERT Louisiana Suite & Other Instrumentals album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louisiana Suite & Other Instrumentals
Big Band 1977
THOMAS TALBERT Things as They Are album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Things as They Are
Big Band 1987
THOMAS TALBERT Duke's Domain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duke's Domain
Big Band 1993
THOMAS TALBERT The Warm Cafe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Warm Cafe
Big Band 1993
THOMAS TALBERT The Tom Talbert Jazz Orchestra 1946 - 1949 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Tom Talbert Jazz Orchestra 1946 - 1949
Big Band 1995
THOMAS TALBERT This Is Living! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is Living!
Big Band 1997

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