Infobox musical artist
Name = Kai Winding
Img_capt = Jazzmen Kai Winding,
Don Lamondand Bubba Kolb at the Village Jazz Lounge in Walt Disney World
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Kai Chresten Winding
Born = birth date|1922|5|18
Died = death date and age|1983|5|6|1922|5|18
Origin = Denmark
Paul Chambers J. J. Johnson Benny Goodman
Winding was born in Aarhus,
Denmark. In 1934 his family emigrated to the United States. He graduated in 1940 from Stuyvesant High Schoolin New York City. His career as a professional trombonist began in 1940 with Shorty Allen's band. Subsequently, he played with Sonny Dunhamand Alvino Rey, until he entered the United States Coast Guardduring World War II.
After the war, Winding joined
Benny Goodman's band, and later moved on to Stan Kenton's orchestra. Winding participated in the first of the Birth of the Coolsessions in 1949, appearing on 4 of the 12 tracks (while Johnson appears on the other eight, having participated on the other two sessions). In 1954, at the urging of producer Ozzie Cadena, he joined forces with Johnson to produce a highly successful series of trombone duet recordings, which were initially on Savoy Recordsand then on the Columbia Recordslabel. While at Columbia, Kai experimented with different instrumentation in brass ensembles and also used a tromboniumon at least one album that featured a trombone octet. Winding also arranged and/or composed many of the tracks he and Johnson recorded.
During the 1960s, Kai had a long stint at
Verve Recordsand under producer Creed Taylormade some of his most memorable jazz-pop albums. His best known recording from this period is "More", the theme from the movie " Mondo Cane". This hit was arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman. While at Verve, Kai further experimented with various ensembles, made solo albums, and even an album of country musicwith the Anita Kerr Singers. In the late 1960s, Kai followed Creed Taylor to his new recording label at A&M/ CTiand made at least two more albums with Johnson.
In the 1970s and early 1980s, Kai recorded for a number of independent record labels. During this time, he continued to give clinics, play jazz concerts and even reunited with Johnson for a live concert in
Japan. He also wrote instructional jazz trombone books that included transcribed solos.
Winding died of a
brain tumorin New York Cityin 1983.
With JJ Johnson as co-leader
* "Jay and Kai" (1954) Savoy SV0163 (CD)
* "An Afternoon at Birdland" (1954)
* "Jay and Kai" (1954) Prestige
* " 'Nuf Said" (1955) Bethlehem 20-40062 (CD)
* "Trombone for Two" (1955) Columbia (LP); Collectables (CD)
* "Jay and Kai + 6" (1956) Columbia (LP); Collectables (CD)
* "The Great Kai and J. J." (1960)
* "Swinging Together Again" (1961)
* [http://bjbear71.com/Winding/Kai.html The Incredible Kai Winding, His Official Site]
* [http://www.trombone-usa.com/winding_kai.htm The Incredible Kai Winding at Trombone Page of the World]
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