TOM ARTIN: Born in 1938, Tom passed away on July 25, 2023. Tom was a frequent guest trombonist with the GJB at the Millpond Tavern in Northford CT for abut 25 years, then another 10 at the ChowderPot in Branford, and then monthly for another 12 years as our regular trombonist at Aunt Chilada's in Hamden. He also worked with the Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble, the Louis Armstrong Alumni All-Stars, the World of Jelly Roll Morton, and the Eddie Condon All-Stars. The music on this CD was recorded during a typical Sunday night at the Millpond Tavern in 1985, featuring Tom's trombone along with Fred Vigorito on cornet, Noel Kaletsky on clarinet & sax, Art Hovey on bass & tuba, special guest Merrill Doucette on piano, Bob Bequillard on drums and Joel Schiavone on banjo. Previously released as GJB 11/3/85, this recording has been slightly edited to bring out Tom's playing.

To hear a sample track in MP3 format click on "Blue Turning Grey" in the tune list below:

High Society
Blue Turning Grey
I Never Knew
Hey, Look Me Over
Indian Love Call
Strike Up the Band
I Found a New Baby
Honeysuckle Rose
Sweet Georgia Brown
Baby, Won't You Please
Who's Sorry Now
After You've Gone

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