Matthew Gee All-Stars


Jazz By Gee!

  • Release Date: 19 Jul 1996
  • OJCCD-1884-2

Matthew Gee (1925-1979), who never became an all-star like several of the players who accompany him on this album, enjoyed a varied career under the leadership of many jazz greats, including Duke Ellington. While clearly a modern stylist, he also displayed the power and elan of more classic trombonists, which he enhanced with vocal exclamations between phrases in the manner of one of his former bosses, Gene Ammons. The two groups he led for this 1956 recording feature such eloquent presences … MORE