Thurman Green

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Thurman Green (August 12, 1940 – June 19, 1997) was a jazz trombonist. He was a member of the Horace Tapscott Quintet and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.

Horace Tapscott American musician

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Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

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Green and Hamiet Bluiett were at the Navy School of Music together in 1962. More than thirty years later, Bluiett produced and performed on Green's only album as a leader, Dance of the Night Creatures on Mapleshade Records. They began recording in 1994, and Green died in 1997 at the age of 57. Mapleshade released the album in 1999. [1]

Hamiet Bluiett American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer

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Mapleshade Records is an American jazz record company and independent record label founded by Pierre Sprey in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States, in 1990.


As sideman

With Gerald Wilson

<i>Live and Swinging</i> 1967 live album by Gerald Wilson Orchestra

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<i>Everywhere</i> (Gerald Wilson album) 1968 studio album by Gerald Wilson Orchestra

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<i>California Soul</i> (album) 1968 studio album by Gerald Wilson Orchestra

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With Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

With others

<i>Electric Connection</i> 1969 studio album by Jean-Luc Ponty

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<i>Things Aint What They Used to Be (And You Better Believe It)</i> 1970 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald

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  1. Yanow, Scott. "Dance of the Night Creatures". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  2. "Thurman Green | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 January 2017.