Buddy Arnold

Tenor saxophonist Buddy Arnold was born in New York City on April 30, 1926. He earned his chops in some of the most renowned bands of his time —Georgie Auld (1943), Will Osborne, Bob Chester (1944). Then came World War II, and Arnold got an opportunity to become a band leader himself, in the Army no less (1944-45). When his service was over, he went on to play in many other name bands, including those of Herbie Fields, Buddy Rich, Claude Thornhill, Buddy DeFranco, Jerry Wald, Tex Beneke, Gene Williams, Elliot Lawrence, and Neal Hefti. Finally —late in 1955 and together with fellow trumpeter Phil Sunkel— he put together his own quintet, emerging as a prominent soloist. His playing was directly inspired by Lester Young, whose style was so pervasive at the time that it became an almost universal language for many modern tenors. "Wailing" was Arnold’s only album as a leader, fronting a...

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Buddy Arnold Albums

1 record

Albums featuring Buddy Arnold

3 records