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us: Forrest, Jimmy, 1920-1980


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    • us: Forrest, James, 1920-1980
    • us: Forrest, James Robert, 1920-1980
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1920-01-24
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1980-08-26
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Saint Louis (Mo.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Grand Rapids (Mich.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Don Albert's band
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Jazz musicians
          (lcsh) Blues musicians
            (lcsh) Saxophonists
        • Related Terms

          • us: Jimmy Forrest Quintet
        • Sources

          • found: Jimmy Forrest Quintet. All the gin is gone [SR] 1964: label (Jimmy Forrest Quintet; Jimmy Forrest, tenor sax)
          • found: New Grove enc. of jazz (Forrest, Jimmy (James Robert, Jr.); b. 1-24-20, St. Louis; d. 8-26-80, Grand Rapids, MI)
          • found: Edison, H. Sweetenings [SR] 1959?: labels (James Forrest)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 20, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Forrest, Jimmy; jazz / rhythm and blues musician, singer, saxophonist; born 24 January 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States; joined Don Albert's band for jobs in around Texas and the South (1938); replaced Al Sears in Andy Kirk's orchestra (1942-1948); replaced Ben Webster in Duke Ellington's band (1949-1950); performed in the film Short Salute to Duke Ellington (1950); worked with the trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison (1958-1963); recordings include Edison's album The Swinger (1958), tracks as member of the arranger Andy Gibson's band on the album Mainstream Jazz, All the Gin Is Gone, trombonist Bennie Green's Hornful of Soul (1960), and organist Jack McDuff's Tough Duffand The Honeydripper (1958-1961); replaced Davis in Count Basie's big band (1972-1977); formed quintet with trombonist Al Grey and performed in England; died 26 August 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States)
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          • 2016-06-13: revised
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