Joe Gordon Biography

American jazz trumpeter.

Born : May 15, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Died : November 04, 1963 in Santa Monica, California.

Joe Gordon, professional trumpet player since 1947 he played during his career with : Georgie Auld, Charlie Mariano, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker (1953-'55 intermittently) Art Blakey (1954), Don Redman, Dizzy Gillespie (in tour, 1956), Horace Silver, Barney Kessel, Benny Carter, Harold Land, Shelly Manne (1958-'60), Dexter Gordon) and many others.

He recorded two albums under his own name : "Introducing Joe Gordon" (1955) and "Lookin' Good ! " (1961).

He died tragically in a fire in his house (he had fallen asleep with a lit cigarette).

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