DON LAMOND

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Equally skilled in both big-band and combo settings, Don Lamond is best-known for his association with Woody Herman's Orchestra. He grew up in Washington, studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Philadelphia, and picked up early experience working with the big bands of Sonny Dunham (1943) and Boyd Raeburn. Lamond replaced Dave Tough in Woody Herman's First Herd in 1945 and carved out his own musical identity with the group. He was with Herman until that classic orchestra broke up in December 1946, freelanced a bit in 1947 (including recording with Charlie Parker), and then rejoined Herman when he formed the Second Herd, staying with that ensemble for two years before it disbanded in 1949. Lamond was quite busy in the studios during the '50s and '60s, appearing on a countless number of jazz dates ranging from Dixieland and swing to big bands and bop. Among his many associations were Stan read more...
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Off Beat Percussion
Exotica 1962
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Extraordinary
Big Band 1982

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