From 1969 to 1972, Tom "Bones" Malone subsequently worked in the bands of Woody Herman, Duke Pearson, Louie Bellson and Doc Severinsen. He joined Blood, Sweat & Tears for about a year in 1973. Also in 1973, he began to work with Gil Evans, a collaboration that would last until Evans' death in 1988.
Malone was a member of the orchestra for the tv-show Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1985, and joined the CBS Orchestra (from The Late Show with David Letterman) in 1993. He is also one of the original members of The Blues Brothers Band where he played the saxophone.
Tom "Bones" Malone, who joined the CBS Orchestra on Nov. 1, 1993, plays trombone, trumpet, bass trombone, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, flute, piccolo and alto flute and has contributed more than 400 arrangements to the LATE SHOW. His feature film credits include "The Blues Brothers," "The Last Waltz" and "Blues Brothers 2000." He played in the original Saturday Night Band on "Saturday Night Live" for 10 years and was its musical director from 1981 to 1985. He has also performed and recorded with James Brown, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Band, Miles Davis and Steve Winwood. As a studio musician, he has been heard on more than 1,000 records and in more than 3,000 radio and television commercials. Malone has also played themes for CBS THIS MORNING, "Murder, She Wrote" and the 1992 Olympic Winter Games, all on CBS. His solo album, Soul Bones, features guest appearances by Paul Shaffer and Blues Traveler's John Popper. Malone is originally from Sumrall, Miss., and lives in New York.
Tom Malone Discography Tracks
- 4 Vocals
- 296 Instruments & Performance
- 42 Writing & Arrangement
- 1 Featuring & Presenting
- 10 Production