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Don Lamond

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nato il 18.8.1920 a Oklahoma City, OK, Stati Uniti d'America

morto il 23.12.2003 a Orlando, FL, Stati Uniti d'America

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Don Lamond

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Don Lamond

Donald Douglas Lamond, Jr. (August 18, 1920, Oklahoma City - December 23, 2003, Orlando, Florida), better known as Don Lamond, was an American jazz drummer.


Lamond attended the Peabody Conservatory in Philadelphia in the early 1940s, and played with Sonny Dunham and Boyd Raeburn at the outset of his career. He took over Dave Tough's spot in Woody Herman's big band First Herd in 1945, where he remained until the group disbanded at the end of 1946. In 1947 he briefly freelanced with musicians including Charlie Parker, and then returned to duty under Herman in his Second Herd, where he remained until its 1949 dissolution. In the 1950s and 1960s Lamond found work as a session musician, recording in a wide variety of styles. He performed and recorded with Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Johnny Smith, Benny Goodman, Ruby Braff, the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Sonny Stitt, Johnny Guarnieri, Jack Teagarden, Quincy Jones, George Russell, and Bob Crosby among others. He recorded as a bandleader in 1962 with a tentet which included Doc Severinsen. Later in the 1960s he played with George Wein's Newport Festival band. In the 1970s he worked with Red Norvo, Maxine Sullivan, and Bucky Pizzarelli, and also put together his own swing group late in the decade, which recorded in 1977 and 1982. He also recorded a quartet album in 1981 with his wife, Terry Lamond, singing.

He died in 2003 at age 83.


According to The Jazz Discography, by Tom Lord, Lamond is listed on 549 recording sessions from 1943 to 1982.[1]

As sideman

With Chico O'Farrill

With Don Elliott and Rusty Dedrick

  • Counterpoint for Six Valves (Riverside, 195556)

With George Russell OCLC 1743-2429

  • Jazz in the Space Age (Decca, 1960)

With Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker's New All Stars
Howard McGhee (trumpet), Charlie Parker (alto sax), Wardell Gray (tenor sax), Dodo Marmarosa (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Red Callender (bass), Don Lamond (drums)
Recorded in Hollywood, California, February 26, 1947
Originally issued by Dial
D1071-A: Relaxin' at Camarillo
D1071-B: Relaxin' at Camarillo
D1071-C: Relaxin' at Camarillo
D1071-D: Relaxin' at Camarillo
D1071-E: Relaxin' at Camarillo
D1072-A: Cheers
D1072-B: Cheers
D1072-C: Cheers
D1072-D: Cheers
D1073-A: Carvin' the Bird
D1073-B: Carvin' the Bird
D1074-A: Stupendous
D1074-B: Stupendous
Charlie Parker With Strings
Chris Griffin, Al Porcino, Bernie Privin (trumpets), Will Bradley, Bill Harris (trombones), unknown flute and oboe, Toots Mondello, Charlie Parker, Murray Williams (alto saxes), Hank Ross, Art Drellinger (tenor saxes), Stan Webb (bari sax), Lou Stein (piano), Verley Mills (harp), unknown strings, Art Ryerson (guitar), Bob Haggart (bass), Don Lamond (drums), Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
Recorded in New York, January 22 or 23, 1952
C675-2: Temptation
C676-3: Lover
C677-4: Autumn in New York
C678-4: Stella by starlight
Charlie Parker Quartet, Jerry Jerome Concert
Charlie Parker (alto sax), Teddy Wilson (piano), Eddie Safranski (bass), Don Lamond (drums)
Recorded in Concert at Loew's Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, March 24, 1952
  1. Cool blues
Charlie Parker Big Band
Jimmy Maxwell, Carl Poole, Al Porcino, Bernie Privin (trumpets), Bill Harris, Lou McGarity, Bart Varsalona (trombones), Charlie Parker, Harry Terrill, Murray Williams (alto saxes), Flip Phillips, Hank Ross (tenor saxes), Danny Bank (bari sax), Oscar Peterson (piano), Freddie Green (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Don Lamond (drums), Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
Recorded in New York, March 25, 1952
C756-5: Night and day
C757-4: Almost like being in love
C758-1: I can't get started
C759-5: What is this thing called love?
Jerry Jerome Jazz Concert, Featuring Charlie Parker
Bill Harris (trombone), Buddy DeFranco (clarinet), Charlie Parker (alto sax), Dick Cary (piano), Eddie Safranski (bass), Don Lamond (drums)
Recorded in concert at Loew's Valencia Theatre, Jamaica, New York, March 25, 1952
  1. Ornithology
Charlie Parker Tentet
probably Charlie Walp (trumpet 2), Charlie Parker (alto sax), Earl Swope, Bob Swope (trombone 2), Zoot Sims (tenor sax 2), probably Bill Shanahan (piano), Charlie Byrd (guitar), Mert Oliver (bass), Don Lamond (drums) unknown (bongos)
private recording Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., October 17, 1952
  1. Scrapple from the apple
  2. Out of nowhere
  3. Now's the time (2)
  4. 52nd Street theme (incomplete)
  5. Cool blues (2)


General references

  1. The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz, 1900-1950, three volumes, by Roger D. Kinkle (1916-2000), Arlington House Publishers, New Rochelle, NY (1974) OCLC 897890 ISBN 0870002295 ISBN 9780870002298
  2. The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Third edition, Eight volumes, edited by Colin Larkin, Muze, London (1998) Grove's Dictionaries, New York (1998) OCLC 39837948 ISBN 1561592374 ISBN 9781561592371 ISBN 033374134X ISBN 9780333741344
  3. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, First edition, Two volumes, edited by Barry Dean Kernfeld (born 1950), Macmillan Press, London (1988) OCLC 16804283 ISBN 0333398467 ISBN 9780333398463 ISBN 093585939X ISBN 9780935859393
  4. Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 29, September 2003 August 2004, H. W. Wilson Company, New York (2004)
  5. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, edited by Barry Dean Kernfeld (born 1950), St. Martin's Press, New York (1994) OCLC 30516743 ISBN 0312113579 ISBN 9780312113575
  6. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Second edition. Three volumes. Edited by Barry Kernfeld. London: Macmillan Publishers (2002)
  7. James A. Treichel (born 1937), Keeper of the Flame: Woody Herman and the Second Herd, 1947-1949, Joyce Music Corporation, Zephyrhills, Florida (1978) OCLC 5771316
    Joyce Music existed from 1975 to 1990; it was owned by Charles Crane Garrod, Jr. (1923-2008), a notable disographer, and his wife Joyce Townsend Garrod (born 1925)
  8. Gabriel Ox Villani (born 1936), Reflections: Don Lamond, Modern Drummer, Vol. 3, No. 4, (August/September 1979), pg. 22
  9. Woody Herman and Stuart Troup (1934-1997), The Woodchoppers Ball: the Autobiography of Woody Herman, E.P. Dutton, New York (1990) OCLC 20133059 ISBN 0525248536 ISBN 9780525248538
  10. Interview with Don Lamond, The Note, (magazine of the Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection, East Stroudsburg University), Vol. 4, No. 1, pg. 7 (1992) OCLC 22333158
  11. William D. Clancy, with Audree Coke Kenton, foreword by Steve Allen, Woody Herman: Chronicles of the Herds, Schirmer Books (1995) OCLC 243809412
  12. Kenny Harris (British drummer), First Call Drummer: Don Lamond, Brandon, Kenny Harris Publishing Suffolk, England (1997) OCLC 36954894 ISBN 0952997304 ISBN 9780952997306
  13. Scott Yanow, [Don Lamond at All Music Guide Don Lamond] at Allmusic

Inline citations

  1. The Jazz Discography, edited by Tom Lord, Lord Music Reference Inc., Chilliwack, British Columbia OCLC 48027258 & online at
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