- Herb Morand
Herb Morand (1905 - February 23, 1952) was an American
jazztrumpeter associated with the New Orleans jazzscene.
Morand began on trumpet at age eleven after hearing
King Oliver. He played with Nat Towlesin New Orleans, then moved to New York Cityand played with Cliff Jackson. After returning to New Orleans, he played with Chris Kelly, then went to Chicagoand played with the Beale Street Washboard Bandaside Johnny Doddsin 1929. He played with Harlem Hamfatsfrom 1935 to 1938 and was his main soloist; this versatile ensemble played blues, New Orleans-style jazz, swing jazz, and even country music.
Morand returned to New Orleans in 1941, where he led his own band, and joined
George Lewis's ensemble from 1948-1950. He recorded again as a leader in 1949-50, and retired due to illness in the early 1950s.
Scott Yanow, [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:diftxqygldje~T1 Herb Morand] at Allmusic
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