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Sanford Gold (June 9, 1911 – May 29, 1984) was an American jazz pianist born in Cleveland, Ohio.

Gold played locally in Cleveland and led regional bands before moving to New York City in the 1930s. There he collaborated with Babe Russin and Raymond Scott in 1935, and formed a trio with Dave Barbour in 1941. In 1942 he worked as a studio musician for CBS before serving in World War II from 1942 to 1946. After his discharge he worked with Don Byas, Mary Osborne and others before he went to work for CBS rival NBC from 1949-1954. He released an effort under his own name in the 1950s entitled Piano d'Or on Prestige Records, and did work with Johnny Smith, Al Cohn, Vic Dickenson, Coleman Hawkins and Sally Blair.

Discography

  • Don Byas: Don Byas 1946 (Classics)
  • Al Cohn And His Charlie Tavern's Ensemble: East Coast-West Coast Scene (Fresh Sound Rec., 1954)
  • Vic Dickenson: Breaks, Blues & Boogie (Topaz, 1941-46)
  • Stan Getz: The Complete Roost Recordings (Roost, 1950-54)
  • Coleman Hawkins: Body And Soul Revisited (Decca, GRP; 1951-58); The Hawk Talks (Affinity, 1951-52)
  • Johnny Smith: Moonlight in Vermont (Fresh Sound, 1952-53),
  • Johnny Smith - Stan Getz Quintet: Stan Getz - The Complete 1948-1952 Quintet Sessions (Blue Moon)
  • Sally Blair: Squeeze Me (Fresh Sound, 1957)

References


Sanford Gold (June 9, 1911 – May 29, 1984) was an American jazz pianist born in Cleveland, Ohio.

Gold played locally in Cleveland and led regional bands before moving to New York City in the 1930s. There he collaborated with Babe Russin and Raymond Scott in 1935, and formed a trio with Dave Barbour in 1941. In 1942 he worked as a studio musician for CBS before serving in World War II from 1942 to 1946. After his discharge he worked with Don Byas, Mary Osborne and others before he went to work for CBS rival NBC from 1949-1954. An album was recorded under his name by Prestige in 1955 entitled Piano d'Or, and Gold was also a sideman with Johnny Smith, Al Cohn, Vic Dickenson, Coleman Hawkins and Sally Blair.

Discography

  • Don Byas: Don Byas 1946 (Classics)
  • Al Cohn And His Charlie Tavern's Ensemble: East Coast-West Coast Scene (Fresh Sound Rec., 1954)
  • Vic Dickenson: Breaks, Blues & Boogie (Topaz, 1941-46)
  • Stan Getz: The Complete Roost Recordings (Roost, 1950-54)
  • Coleman Hawkins: Body And Soul Revisited (Decca, GRP; 1951-58); The Hawk Talks (Affinity, 1951-52)
  • Johnny Smith: Moonlight in Vermont (Fresh Sound, 1952-53),
  • Johnny Smith - Stan Getz Quintet: Stan Getz - The Complete 1948-1952 Quintet Sessions (Blue Moon)
  • Sally Blair: Squeeze Me (Fresh Sound, 1957)

References

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