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Cy Touff


Among the hardly any bass trumpet professionals in jazz background, Cy Touff, although closely connected with Western Coast Jazz, offers actually been a fixture in Chicago for many years. Touff performed piano (beginning when he was six), C-melody sax, and xylophone before briefly buying trumpet. He was within the Military during 1944-1946 but was luckily enough to obtain a opportunity to play trombone frequently with an Military music group. After his release, Touff came back to Chicago, analyzed with Lennie Tristano and gigged with Jimmy Dale, Jay Burkhart, Expenses Russo, Charlie Ventura, Shorty Sherock, Ray McKinley, and Boyd Raeburn, amongst others. In the past due ’40s he turned towards the bass trumpet, a musical instrument that noises near a valve trombone. Touff was an associate from the Woody Herman Orchestra during 1953-1956; he documented during this period as an associate from the Herdsman, using the Nat Pierce-Dick Collins non-et so when a head of his very own Pacific Jazz record (1955) which in 1997 was reissued on Compact disc. Touff later documented doubly a head for Argo (a Dixieland time from 1956-1957, along with a 1958 great program). After his Herman years, Touff shifted back again to Chicago, proved helpful within the studios, performed jazz in regional clubs, and documented with Chubby Jackson and Lorez Alexandria in 1957, with Fred Wacker in 1965, and with the group Hyde Recreation area AT NIGHT in 1981.

Quick Facts

Full Name Cy Touff
Died January 24, 2003, Evanston, Illinois, United States
Music Songs Keester Parade, Prez-Ence, Half Past Jumping Time, What Am I Here For?, Groover Wailin', Lamp Is Low, A Smooth One, Soulsville, Kissin' Cousins, Tickle Toe, Cyril's Dream, Alone Together, It's Sand, Man, Tough Touff, Man I Love, Primative Cats, I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart, Allen's Alley, Secret Love, What's New?, TNT, Groovin' Wailin', What a Diff'rence a Day Made, How Long Has This Been Going On
Albums Primitive Cats, CY Touff, His Octet & Quintet, Tickle Toe, Touff Assignment, Keester Parade, Famous Hits by Cy Touff

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