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Johnny Coles

tr, 1926-1997 US, Trenton, New Jersey
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. John Coles

Johnny Coles (July 3, 1926 in Trenton, New Jersey – December 21, 1997 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American jazz trumpeter.Coles spent his early career playing with R&B groups, including those of Eddie Vinson (1948–1951), Bull Moose Jackson (1952), and Earl Bostic (1955–1956). He was with James Moody from 1956 to 1958, and played with Gil Evans's orchestra between 1958 and 1964, including on the Miles Davis album Sketches of Spain. After this he spent time with Charles Mingus in his sextet which also included Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Jaki Byard, and Dannie Richmond. Following this he played with Herbie Hancock (1968–1969), Ray Charles (1969–1971), Duke Ellington (1971–1974), Art Blakey (1976), Dameronia, Mingus Dynasty, and the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Tha

  • Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
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Little Johnny C on Little Johnny C by Johnny Coles
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So Sweet My Little Girl - Remastered on Little Johnny C by Johnny Coles
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My Secret Passion on Little Johnny C by Johnny Coles
Never Can Say Goodbye on Katumbo by Johnny Coles
Spacemen on Duke Ellington in Sweden 1973 by Duke Ellington
728 on Katumbo by Johnny Coles
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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Two At The TopFrank Wess, Johnny Coles2012Album
Two At The TopFrank Wess / Johnny Coles1983Album
Katumbo (Dance)Johnny Coles1972Album
Little Johnny CJohnny Coles1963Album
Great Jazz StandardsGil Evans And His Orchestra Featuring Johnny Coles1959Album
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