George Roberts

American bass trombone. Born 22 March 1928. Died 27 September 2014
George Roberts
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1928-03-22
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George Roberts

George Roberts Biography (Wikipedia)

George Roberts (known as "Mr. Bass Trombone") was an American trombonist.

Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Roberts began his career after service in the US Navy with the Ray Robbins Band, and then quit to join Gene Krupa in 1947, where he was in the same section with Urbie Green. It was Urbie's lyric tenor trombone playing that inspired George to be an "Urbie" one octave lower.

When the Krupa band broke up in 1949, George played freelance in Reno for a year before being hired into the Stan Kenton Orchestra from 1950 until 1953, to replace Bart Varsalona, who had left the band during its 1949-50 hiatus. Roberts opted to stay in Los Angeles rather than go with Kenton on his 1953 European tour, and began working as a freelance substitute. He was introduced to Nelson Riddle by Lee Gillette, one of the executives at Capitol Records who had produced Kenton recordings. George soon launched a successful studio recording career with Riddle, Don Costa, Billy May, Axel Stordahl, Gordon Jenkins, among others, in sessions with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole and many others.

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Christoph Bernhard
Missa 'Durch Adams Fall'
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Missa 'Durch Adams Fall'

Missa 'Durch Adams Fall'

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Henriette Schellenberg
Laverne G'Froerer
Keith Boldt
George Roberts
Conductor
Carl Maria von Weber
Missa sancta no.2 (J.251) (Op.76) in G major 'Jubelmesse'
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Missa sancta no.2 (J.251) (Op.76) in G major 'Jubelmesse'
Ken Johnson
Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind
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Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind
Ernie Stevens, Yorke De Souza, Jack Cosker, Carl Barriteau, Tommy Wilson, George Roberts, Baba Williams, Al Bowlly, Henderson Twins, Jiver Hutchinson, Joe Deniz, Ken "Snakehips" Johnson, Bertie King, Dave Wilkins & Freddie Butt
It was a lover and his lass
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It was a lover and his lass

It was a lover and his lass

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Ernie Stevens
Yorke De Souza
Jack Cosker
Carl Barriteau
Tommy Wilson
Baba Williams
Al Bowlly
Henderson Twins
Jiver Hutchinson
Joe Deniz
Bertie King
Dave Wilkins
Freddie Butt
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