Al Porcino

Al Porcino ( born May 14, 1925 in New York City; † December 31, 2013 in Munich) was an American jazz trumpeter and bandleader.


Porcine worked with musicians such as Louis Prima, Tommy Dorsey, Jerry Wald, Georgie Auld, Gene Krupa ( 1946-47 ), Chubby Jackson and Stan Kenton ( 1947-48 and 1954-55 ) since the mid -1940s. Three times (1946, 1949-50 and 1954) he was a member of the bands of Woody Herman. In the 1950s he also worked with Pete Rugolo, Count Basie, Elliot Lawrence and Charlie Barnet.

In 1957 he went to Los Angeles, where he primarily as a studio musician ( inter alia for Frank Sinatra ) worked, but in addition also ( 1959-62 ) belonged to the Terry Gibbs Dream Band. In 1968 he performed with Buddy Rich, 1969-70, he was one of the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra at. Since the mid- 1970s he also led his own bands; Since 1977 he lived in Munich. He performed regularly with his big band in jazz club's ride.

Disco Graphical Notes

  • In Oblivion with Tom Boras, Al Cohn, Larry Farrell, Don Hahn, Tardo Hammer, Gary Klein, Gerry Lafurn, Mel Lewis, Mike Migliore, John Mosca, Dick Oatts, Richard Perry, Joe Randazzo, Roger Rhodes, 1986
  • Live!, 2005