Al Porcino

Born 14 May 1925. Died 31 December 2014
Al Porcino
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1925-05-14
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Al Porcino

Al Porcino Biography (Wikipedia)

Al Porcino (May 14, 1925 – December 31, 2013) was an American lead trumpeter.

Porcino began playing professionally in 1943, and played in many of the big bands of the 1940s and 1950s, including those of Georgie Auld, Louis Prima, Jerry Wald, Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, and Chubby Jackson. He played with Woody Herman in 1946, 1949-1950, 1954, 1959 and 1972. He also did two stints with Stan Kenton, in 1947-48 and 1954-55. In the 1950s, he played with Pete Rugolo, Count Basie, Elliot Lawrence, and Charlie Barnet.

In 1957 he moved to Los Angeles and played in studios. While there he played in the Terry Gibbs Dream band from 1959 to 1962. In the 1960s, he often played in orchestras backing vocalists, and also played with Buddy Rich in 1968, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis in 1968-70, again in '76 and Herman again, in 1972. In the 1970s, he formed his own big band, who recorded behind Mel Torme in addition to their own work.

In the 1977 Porcino moved to Germany, leading big bands there until his death in 2013. His ensemble played on one of Al Cohn's final recordings in 1987.

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Frank Sinatra
Looking At The World Through Rose Colored Glasses
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Looking At The World Through Rose Colored Glasses
Buddy Rich, Buddy Rich, Bill Prince, Jim Trimble, Don Menza, Gary Walters, Pat LaBarbera, Walt Namuth, Rick Stepton, Ken Faulk, Charles Owens, Dave Culp, Art Pepper, John Laws, Joe Azareloo, Al Porcino & Peter Graves
The Acid Truth
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The Acid Truth
Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Shorty Rogers, Shorty Rogers, Maynard Ferguson, Art Pepper, John Howell, Stan Kenton, Al Porcino, Chico Alvarez, Shelly Manne, Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Eddie Bert, Bob Fitzpatrick, Bart Varsolona, Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Bart Calderall, Bob Cooper, Bob Gioga, Stan Kenton, Ralph Blaze, Don Bagley, Shelly Manne & Miguel Rivera
Viva Prado
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Viva Prado
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