Tom McIntosh

born on 6/2/1927 in Baltimore, MD, United States

died on 26/7/2017 in Boston, MA, United States

Tom McIntosh

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Thomas S. McIntosh (born February 6, 1927) is an American jazz trombonist, composer, arranger and conductor.

McIntosh was born in Baltimore, Maryland and studied at Peabody Conservatory. He played trombone in an Army band, and eventually graduated from Juilliard in 1958. He played in New York City from 1956, with Lee Morgan, Roland Kirk, James Moody (1959, 1962) and Art Farmer and Benny Golson (1960). In 1961 he composed a song for trumpet legend Howard McGhee. In 1963 he composed music for Dizzy Gillespie's Something Old, Something New album. The following year his composition Whose Child Are You? was performed by the New York Jazz Sextet, of which he was a member. He also worked with Thad Jones and Mel Lewis later in the 1960s.

In 1969 he gave up jazz and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television composing. He wrote music for The Learning Tree, Soul Soldier, Shaft's Big Score, Slither, A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, and John Handy.


As arranger

With Art Blakey

  • Hold On, I'm Coming (Limelight, 1965)

With Illinois Jacquet

  • Bosses of the Ballad (Argo, 1964)

With James Moody

  • Another Bag (Argo, 1962)
  • Great Day (Argo, 1963)
  • Moody and the Brass Figures (Milestone, 1966)

With Bobby Timmons

  • Got to Get It! (Milestone, 1967)

With Milt Jackson

  • Milt Jackson and the Hip String Quartet (Verve, 1968)

As sideman

With Art Farmer

  • Big City Sounds (Argo, 1960) - with Benny Golson
  • The Jazztet and John Lewis (Argo, 1961) - with Benny Golson
  • The Jazztet at Birdhouse (Argo, 1961) - with Benny Golson
  • New York Jazz Sextet: Group Therapy (Scepter, 1966)

With Dizzy Gillespie

  • The Dizzy Gillespie Reunion Big Band (MPS, 1968)

With Eddie Harris

  • Plug Me In (Atlantic, 1968)

With Jimmy Heath

  • Really Big! (Riverside, 1960)

With Milt Jackson

  • Vibrations (Atlantic, 196061)
  • Big Bags (Riverside, 1962)
  • For Someone I Love (Riverside, 1963)
  • Ray Brown / Milt Jackson with Ray Brown (Verve, 1965)

With Jack McDuff

  • Prelude (Prestige, 1963)

With James Moody

  • James Moody (Argo, 1959)

With Oliver Nelson

With Shirley Scott

  • For Members Only (Impulse!, 1963)
  • Roll 'Em: Shirley Scott Plays the Big Bands (Impulse!, 1966)


  • Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford, 1999, p. 451.

External links

  • Tom McIntosh at the Internet Movie Database
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