Storyville Records

Boone, Richard

Richard Bently Boone (February 24, 1930 – February 8, 1999) was an American jazz musician, trombonist and vocalist. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and joined the United States Army where he played in military bands. He left the army and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1958. From 1961 to 1966 he toured with singer Della Reese and then played with Count Basie from 1966 to 1969. In 1970 he emigrated to Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1972 he joined the Danish Radio Big Band and played with them until 1985. He died on February 8, 1999 in Copenhagen. Boone's collection of private memorabilia is in the Jazz collections at the University Library of Southern Denmark.

Recordings

Richard Boone: Make Someone Happy

Recorded in Copenhagen in May 1977, this session captures Boone at his best Here's what they say themselves; " Recently record companies have beer releasing jazz classics from as far back as the twenties. We have joined this trend and in releasing this CD from the seventies would like to note that the music is jus as vibrant and swinging as it was decades ago... We would also like to say as that title states, we are certain this disc will make you happy!"