20 August 1926, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 26 November 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA. After dabbling with guitar, Rosolino took up the trombone while in his teens. After military service during World War II he played in a succession of big bands, including those of Bob Chester and Glen Gray. In 1948 he was one of several bebop-influenced musicians playing in Gene Krupas big band (contributing the scat vocalizing on the bands hit record of Lemon Drop). After playing in several other dance bands Rosolino briefly led his own group before joining Stan Kenton in 1952. Two years later he left the band and settled in California, where he divided his time between studio and jazz work. He recorded with Dexter Gordon, Stan Levey, Conte Candoli and many of the musicians who frequented the Lighthouse. In the mid-70s Rosolino again worked with Candoli, visiting Europe, and he also played several times with Benny Carter, who was one of the...
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