Bob Enevoldsen

A longtime giant of the West Coast jazz landscape, Bob Enevoldsen trailed only Bob Brookmeyer as his generation's foremost practictioner of the valve trombone. Enevoldsen was born September 11, 1920, in Billings, MT. His Danish-born father was a professional violinist who conducted the orchestra at their local silent movie theater, and at age five Bob took up the instrument as well before moving to trombone several years later. Recurring lip troubles forced him to switch to clarinet and tenor saxophone while a student at the University of Montana, and he also adopted the double bass prior to joining the U.S. Air Force in 1942. Stationed in Utah, Enevoldsen settled in Salt Lake City following his 1946 military discharge, working as a tenor saxophonist until a colleague lent him a valve trombone. He found the fingering remarkably similar to the trumpet, but the instrument remained on...

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Bob Enevoldsen Albums

2 records

Albums featuring Bob Enevoldsen

71 records