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MUNDY, Jimmy

(b 28 June '07, Cincinnati, Ohio; d 24 April '83, NYC) Violinist, tenor sax; arranger and composer. One of the best arrangers of the Swing Era: sold some charts to Earl Hines ("Cavernism', "Copenhagen'), worked for him until '36; for Benny Goodman from '35 ("Swingtime In The Rockies', "Jumpin' At The Woodside', "Solo Flight', "Air Mail Special', others), led own big band briefly '39, freelanced for Count Basie ("Super Chief', "Queer Street', "Blue Skies'), many others. Worked as mus. dir. for Barclay label in France from '59; later back to NYC, more freelance work. Goodman CD Plays Jimmy Mundy on Hep has 22 swing classics.