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Murray McEachern

Murray McEachern

Real Name:Murray McEachern
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"Pronounce it Mc-ECK-ern."

Jazz trombone player and saxophonist, born August 16, 1915 in Toronto, Canada. Proficient on several instruments, including trombone, trumpet, and bass, he made his US debut as a novelty act in 1936 in Chicago. He toured with Jack Hylton And His Orchestra, Benny Goodman And His Orchestra (as trombone soloist 1936-8), and Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (as trombonist and alto saxophonist 1938-41).

McEachern was a member of the US Armed Forces Entertainment Division during World War II. He also led his own band and played with Bob Crosby's radio orchestra in the 1940s. He later became a Hollywood studio musician, playing the trombone solos heard in the movies The Glenn Miller Story (1953), The Benny Goodman Story (1955), and Paris Blues (1961).

Murray McEachern died in Los Angeles, CA on April 28, 1982.

Sites:adp.library.ucsb.edu
In Groups:Benny Goodman And His Orchestra, Billy May And His Orchestra, Bob Crosby And His Orchestra, Casa Loma Orchestra, Clyde Hurley & His Orchestra, Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra, Harry James & His Music Makers, Harry James And His Orchestra, Jerry Gray And His Orchestra, Members Of The Benny Goodman Orchestra, Murray McEachern And His Orchestra, Murray McEachern Band, Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra, The Universal-International Orchestra, Willie Smith And His Friends, Willie Smith And His Orchestra, Woody Herman And His Orchestra, Woody Herman And The Las Vegas Herd, Woody Herman And The Swingin' Herd
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