Basic Background Info

Birth: August 18, 1920 - December 23, 2003
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Band: Great Herman Herd
Genres: Swing, Jazz
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician


Versatile swing drummer Don Lamond made his greatest musical contributions as a member of Woody Herman's Herds.

Born Donald Douglas Lamond in Oklahoma City, Don Lamond grew up to study music at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1943, Don began his professional career in music by performing with Sonny Dunhamís band. Don Lamond also worked with Boyd Raeburn before replacing Dave Tough to play in Herman's First Herd. Not much later, Herman dissolved the First Herd, but Don Lamond was invited back to perform in the bandís reincarnation (the appropriately named Second Herd).

While working with the Second Herd, Don Lamond performed with Charlie Parker and Serge Chaloff. Following the dismantling of the Second Herd in 1950, Don Lamond performed in jazz studios and clubs with artists like Ruby Braff, Willie ìThe Lionî Smith, Jack Teagarden, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, and George Russell.

In the late 1960s, Don Lamond accepted George Wein's invitation to join his Newport All-Stars, and his career experienced a renaissance. Don Lamond recorded albums with Red Norvo, Maxine Sullivan, Bucky Pizarelli, Joe Venuti, and Stephanie Grappelli. After relocating to Florida in the 1970s, Don Lamond created his own group, The Big Swing Band, with local burgeoning musicians.

The consummate musician, Don Lamond went on to perform with his own band and other musical groups right up until he died from a brain tumor in 2003.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1918 RCA Victor Jazz: The First Half-Century - The Twenties Various Artists
1925 Swing Time! The Fabulous Big Band Era 1925-1955 Various Artists
1933 Billie Holiday: The Legacy Box 1933-1958 Billie Holiday
1939 Best Of Woody Herman & His Big Band Woody Herman
1941 Stormy Weather: The Legendary Lena (1941-1958) Lena Horne
1942 Capitol 50th Anniversary Jazz Box Various Artists
1942 Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions Various Artists
1942 Complete Signature & London Recordings Anita O'Day
1944 1944-1945 Boyd Raeburn
1944 Best of Benny Goodman: The Capitol Years Benny Goodman
1944 Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra 1944 Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
1945 Round Midnight Thelonious Monk & Charlie Parker
1945 Beginning Years Lucky Thompson
1945 Blues on Parade Woody Herman
1945 Complementary Works, Vol. 5 Dizzy Gillespie
1945 Complete Billie Holiday on Verve 1945-1959 Billie Holiday
1945 First Herd Woody Herman
1945 Thundering Herds 1945-1947 Woody Herman
1946 At Carnegie Hall, 1946 Woody Herman and the Herd
1946 In a Soulful Mood Charlie Parker
1946 Jazz at the Philharmonic Billie Holiday
1946 Jazz Scene Various Artists
1946 Lady in Autumn: The Best of the Verve Years Billie Holiday
1946 Legendary Dial Masters, Vol. 1 Charlie Parker
1946 Saxophone: Best Of Various Artists
1947 City of Glass: Stan Kenton Plays Bob Graettinger Stan Kenton
1947 Day Dreams June Christy
1948 Early Autumn Woody Herman
1948 Keeper of the Flame: The Complete Capitol Recordings Woody Herman
1948 Second Herd - 1948 Woody Herman
1948 Stompin' at the Savoy Harry James
1948 Way Out Wardell Wardell Gray
1949 Conception Various Artists
1949 Long Island Sound Stan Getz
1949 New Sounds Stan Getz & Lee Konitz
1949 Quartets Stan Getz
1949 Stan Getz's Greatest Hits Stan Getz
1949 Stan Getz, Vol. 1 Stan Getz
1950 Best of The Roost Years, Vol. 1 Stan Getz
1950 Chubby Jackson All Star Big Band Chubby Jackson All Star Big Band
1950 Cuban Blues: The Chico O'Farrill Sessions Chico O'Farrill
1950 Good Old Zoot Zoot Sims
1950 Session for Six Benny Goodman
1950 Sextet Benny Goodman
1950 Trotting Zoot Sims
1950 Zoot Sims Quartets Zoot Sims Quartet
1951 Conception Miles Davis With Stan Getz and Lee Konit
1951 Dr. Jazz Series, Vol. 5 Eddie Condon
1951 Marian McPartland in Concert Marian McPartland
1951 Play Rodgers & Hart Miles Davis w/John Colrane
1952 Billie Holiday Songbook Billie Holiday
1952 Moonlight in Vermont Johnny Smith Quintet
1953 Big Band Charlie Parker
1953 Let's Have a Session Billy Bauer
1953 Romantic Ballads Various Artists
1954 Celebrated Standards: The Art of Jazz Various Artists
1955 Benny Goodman Story Benny Goodman
1955 Benny Goodman Story, Vols. 1-2 Benny Goodman
1955 Elliot Lawrence Band Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangement Elliot Lawrence
1955 Jazz Workshop Manny Albam
1955 Long Island Suite Tony Aless
1955 Musical History of Jazz Various Artists
1955 New Counterpoint for Six Valves Don Elliott/Rusty Dedrick
1955 Seldon Powell Plays Seldon Powell
1955 Yale Recordings, Vols. 1 Benny Goodman
1956 Birdland Dream Band Maynard Ferguson
1956 Double Trumpet Doings Don Elliott
1956 Drum Suite Manny Albam with Ernie Wilkins
1956 Gigi Dick Hyman
1956 RCA Victor Jazz Workshop Hal Schaefer
1956 Sax Section Al Cohn
1956 West of the Moon Lee Wiley
1957 Hi-Fi Suite Leonard Feather
1957 Jazz Goes Broadway Elliot Lawrence
1957 Touch of the Blues Lee Wiley
1958 Birds of a Feather Carmen McRae
1958 Chubby Takes Over Chubby Jackson
1958 Cootie Williams in Hi Fi Cootie Williams
1958 Herd Rides Again Woody Herman
1958 Jazz 'Round Midnight: Quincy Jones Quincy Jones
1958 Lady in Satin Billie Holiday
1958 Legrand Jazz Michel Legrand With Miles Davis and Bill
1958 More Charlie Barnet Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
1958 New York, New York George Russell
1958 Saturday Night With Mr. C. Perry Como
1958 Wild Root Woody Herman With Charlie Byrd
1959 Anita O'Day Swings Cole Porter with Billy May Anita O'Day
1959 Fourth Herd & The New World of Woody Herman Woody Herman
1959 Late Date With Ruth Brown Ruth Brown
1959 Once Around the Clock The Creed Taylor Orchestra/Patricia Scot
1959 Something to Swing About Carmen McRae
1959 Tribute to Benny Goodman Peanuts Hucko & the All Stars
1959 Witchcraft Chris Connor
1959 West Coast Time Charlie Parker
1960 Best of The Roost Years, Vol. 2 Stan Getz
1960 Bongos-Bongos-Bongos Los Admiradores
1960 Jazz in the Space Age George Russell
1960 Lonelyville: The Nervous Beat The Creed Taylor Orchestra
1960 Persuasive Trombone of Urbie Green Urbie Green
1960 Son of Drum Suite Al Cohn
1961 Divine One Sarah Vaughan
1961 Far Away Places Command All-Stars
1961 Manny Albam and His Orchestra Manny Albam
1961 Subways Are for Sleeping Dave Grusin
1962 Big Band's Back in Town Doc Severinsen
1962 Big Noise from Winnetka Bob Haggart
1962 Gerry Mulligan Quartet Gerry Mulligan
1962 Many Moods of Dave Grusin Dave Grusin
1962 Off Beat Percussion Don Lamond
1962 Romantic Guitar Tony Mottola
1962 Something to Remember You By Bud Freeman
1962 Vibrations Enoch Light & the Light Brigade
1962 Whistler and His Guitar Toots Thielemans
1963 Urbie Green & His 6-Tet Urbie Green
1964 Dimension "3" Enoch Light
1964 Fiesta! South of the Border Charles Magnante
1967 George Wein Is Alive and Well in Mexico George Wein
1967 Guitar Workshop Barney Kessel
1967 Johnny Smith Johnny Smith
1967 Ruby Braff with Buddy Tate & the Newport All Stars Ruby Braff and Buddy Tate
1968 Time for Love Bobby Hackett with Strings
1969 Candy Dave Grusin
1969 Chubby Jackson Sextet and Big Band Chubby Jackson
1969 George Wein's Newport All-Stars George Wein
1969 Swing That Music Ruby Braff & Red Norvo
1969 Venupelli Blues Stephane Grappelli with Joe Venuti
1971 Back Home Again Lee Wiley
1971 Sullivan Shakespeare, Hyman Maxine Sullivan
1976 Early Autumn Woody Herman with Stan Getz
1977 Extraordinary Don Lamond and the Big Swing Band
1980 Heritage of Broadway, Vol. 3 Various Artists
1981 Compact Jazz: Quincy Jones Quincy Jones
1981 Woody Herman Presents, Vol. 2: Four Others Woody Herman
1983 Big Band Jazz, Vol. 1: From the Beginning to the Fifties Various Artists
1986 History of the Real Billie Holiday Billie Holiday
1987 Birdland Dream Band Maynard Ferguson
1990 Atlantic Jazz: 12 Vol. Box Set Various Artists
1990 Atlantic Jazz: Singers Various Artists
1990 Bebop & Bird, Vol. 2 Charlie Parker
1990 Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve Charlie Parker
1990 Cole Porter Songbook Charlie Parker
1990 Compact Jazz: Charlie Parker Charlie Parker
1990 Crazy Rhythm Woody Herman
1990 Guitar Player Presents: Legends of Guitar: Jazz Various Artists
1990 Kings of Swing Various Artists
1991 Be Bop Era Various Artists
1991 Billie Holiday Live Billie Holiday
1991 I Told Ya I Love Ya: Now Get Out Anita O'Day
1991 Jazz 'Round Midnight: Charlie Parker Charlie Parker
1992 Beat Generation Various Artists
1992 Capitol Sings George Gershwin Various Artists
1992 Cole Porter Songbook: Instrumentals-Anything Goes Various Artists
1992 Essential Big Bands Various Artists
1992 From Newport to Nice Lee Konitz
1992 Gerry Mulligan Quartet/Chubby Jackson Big Band Gerry Mulligan Quartet
1992 Great Jazz Vocalists Sing the Gershwin Songbook Various Artists
1992 Jazz 'Round Midnight: The Big Band Various Artists
1992 Masters of Jazz, Vols. 6-10 Various Artists
1992 Small Groups Various Artists
1992 V-Disc Years 1944-46, Vol. 1 & 2 Woody Herman & His Orchestra
1993 16 Most Requested Songs Benny Goodman
1993 Blue Gardenia Tito Puente and Woody Herman
1993 By Request Alvino Rey
1993 Compact Jazz: Anita O'Day Anita O'Day
1993 Complete Cole Porter Songbooks Various Artists
1993 New Collection Stan Getz
1993 Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1993 Swing Swing Swing, Vols. 1-5 Benny Goodman
1994 Either Side of Midnight Various Artists
1994 Great Britain's Marian McPartland & George Shearing George Shearing
1994 Sings Verse and Chorus Larry Carr
1995 2Gether on 1 Harry Belafonte
1995 Atlantic Jazz Vocals: Voices of Cool, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1995 Bird of Paradise, Vol. 1 Charlie Parker
1995 Charlie Parker with Strings: The Master Takes Charlie Parker with Strings
1995 Confirmation: The Best of the Verve Years Charlie Parker
1995 King of Swing 1958-1967 Benny Goodman
1995 Let Me Love You: The Songs of Bart Howard Portia Nelson
1995 Plays More Songs of Duke Ellington Various Artists
1995 Pure Delight: The Essence of Quincy Jones and His Orchestra Quincy Jones and His Orchestra
1995 The Art of Jazz: Saxophone Greats Various Artists
1995 The Art of Jazz: Saxophone Virtuosos Various Artists
1995 The Art of Jazz: Saxophone Various Artists
1995 Songs of Jerome Kern & Harold Arlen Various Artists
1995 Songs of Rodgers & Hart Various Artists
1995 Together Again! The Four Brothers
1995 Unforgettable Standards Various Artists
1996 1938-1945 Woody Herman & His Orchestra
1996 Band That Plays the Blues Woody Herman
1996 Beethoven Wrote It, But It Swings Various Artists
1996 Best of AFRS Jubilee, Vol. 5 Various Artists
1996 Best of Jazz Saxophone Various Artists
1996 Big Bands Various Artists
1996 Black Lion Connoisseur/Lions Abroad, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1996 Complete Charlie Parker on Dial Charlie Parker
1996 History of Chess Jazz Various Artists
1996 Jazz Best Orchestra Various Artists
1996 Jazz Big Names, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1996 Legendary Dial Masters, Vols. 1-2 Charlie Parker
1996 Masters of Jazz, Vol. 4: Big Bands of the 50s & 60s Various Artists
1996 Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol. 5 Various Artists
1996 This Is Jazz, Vol. 15 Billie Holiday
1997 Best of Joe Williams: The Roulette, Solid State & Blues Joe Williams
1997 Complete Dial Masters: Modern Jazz Trumpets Dizzy Gillespie/Berman/Fats Navarro
1997 This Is Jazz, Vol. 24 Woody Herman
1997 Torch Song Sylvia Syms
1997 Woody Herman Featuring Stan Getz Woody Herman & Stan Getz
1997 Yardbird Suite: The Ultimate Collection Charlie Parker
1997 Yardbird Suite Charlie Parker
1998 1945-1946 Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
1998 Battle of the Bands: Herman Vs. Rich Various Artists
1998 Be Bop Story: 1944-1945 Various Artists
1998 Best of the RCA Years Lena Horne
1998 Big John Special '49 Harry James
1998 Boss of the Blues 1939-1947 Big Joe Turner
1998 Buddy Tate With Humphrey Lyttelton & Ruby Braff Buddy Tate
1998 First Lady of Piano 1952-1971 Mary Lou Williams
1998 Gentleman of Keyboard 1934-1957 Teddy Wilson
1998 Jazz Singers 1919-1994 Various Artists
1998 Live at the Blue Note: Chicago, March 1953 Various Artists
1998 Masterworks: 1946-1947 Charlie Parker
1998 Ool-Ya-Koo Various Artists
1998 Priceless Jazz Carmen McRae
1998 Saxophone Anthology Various Artists
1998 Uno Dos Tres: Latin Jazz Grooves Various Artists
1999 1945-1946, Vol. 1 Lennie Tristiano
1999 1945-1947 Charlie Parker
1999 Blowin Up a Storm: Classic First Herd Sides Woody Herman
1999 Complete Small Group Bop Sessions Serge Chaloff
1999 Cool Blues Charlie Parker
1999 Engine Room: A History of Jazz Drumming From Storyville Various Artists
1999 From Dizzy To Miles Charlie Parker
1999 History of Jazz Drumming, Vol. 3 Various Artists
1999 History of Jazz Drumming, Vol. 4 Various Artists
1999 Inspired By The Motion Picture Bird Charlie Parker
1999 Jazz: The Definitive Performances Various Artists
1999 Juke Box Baby Perry Como
1999 Key Largo Anita O'Day
1999 Knockin' on Wood Red Norvo
1999 New World A Comin' Duke Ellington
1999 Teenage Stan, Vol. 2 (1946-1947) Stan Getz
1999 Vol. 3: 1946-1947 Wardell Gray
1999 You Turned the Tables on Me Harry James
2000 1946 Broadcasts Woody Herman
2000 1947-1948 Big Joe Turner
2000 Anthology Charlie Parker
2000 Arrangements by Fletcher Henderson Benny Goodman
2000 Best of the Bird, Vol. 2 Charlie Parker
2000 Bird of Paradise Charlie Parker
2000 Complete Capitol Recordings of Woody Herman Woody Herman
2000 Complete Dial Sessions Master Takes Charlie Parker
2000 Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings 1944-1948 Charlie Parker
2000 Cool Bebop: 1945-1949 Stan Getz
2000 Four Brothers Woody Herman
2000 From Swing to Bebop: Recordings by the Best Performer Various Artists
2000 From Swing to Bop Anita O'Day
2000 In the Beginning 1949-1954 Teddi King
2000 Ken Burns Jazz Charlie Parker
2000 Nobody Else But Me/Blue & Sentimental Betty Bennett & Lurlean Hunter
2000 Pretty Wild/With Strings Attached Wild Bill Davison
2000 Quasimodo: The Dial Sessions Charlie Parker
2000 Stealin' Apples Benny Goodman & Small Groups
2000 Wardell Gray Wardell Gray
2000 Warm Sound of Frances Wayne/The Jack Wilson Quartet Frances Wayne & Jack Wilson Quartet/Roy
2000 With a Song in My Heart Caterina Valente
2001 1950 Stan Getz
2001 3 Originals Harry Belafonte
2001 Alternative Takes, Vol. 2: 1947 Charlie Parker
2001 Bebop Spoken Here Various Artists
2001 Blowin' Up a Storm: The Columbia Years, 1945-1947 Woody Herman
2001 Cabu Collection Stan Getz
2001 Dr. Jazz, Vol. 15 George Wettling's Stuyvesant Stompers
2001 Early Autumn Stan Getz
2001 Great Cabaret Performances Various Artists
2001 I Miss You So/Witchcraft Chris Connor
2001 Jazzing the Classics Various Artists
2001 Ornithology Charlie Parker
2001 Saturday Night With Mr. C. Perry Como
2001 Self Portrait Artie Shaw
2001 Small Combos: 1946-1949 Wardell Gray
2001 Solo Sides Anita O'Day
2001 Tenorly Zoot Sims
2001 Too Marvelous for Words: 1950 Stan Getz
2001 Washington Concerts Charlie Parker
2001 Woody Herman Story Woody Herman
2001 Woody Herman's Finest Hour Woody Herman
2001 Young Anita Anita O'Day
2002 1950-1951 Lionel Hampton
2002 All By Myself Irving Berlin
2002 Bebop, Vol. 1 Various Artists
2002 Bebop, Vol. 2 Various Artists
2002 Benny Goodman Story Benny Goodman
2002 Boss Bird Charlie Parker
2002 Complete 1948-1950 Capitol Sessions Woody Herman
2002 Complete 1952 Verve Sessions Anita O'Day
2002 Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions Johnny Smith
2002 Complete Savoy and Dial Master Takes Charlie Parker
2002 Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Sessions Charlie Parker
2002 Complete Verve Masters with Strings Charlie Parker
2002 Cool Christy June Christy
2002 Cool Jazz Various Artists
2002 Definitive Joe Williams Joe Williams
2002 Definitive Stan Getz Stan Getz
2002 Early Autumn Stan Getz
2002 Interlude in Bop Stan Getz
2002 Jazz Chillout Various Artists
2002 Jazzland Sampler Various Artists
2002 Lady in Red Abbe Lane
2002 Legrand Jazz Michel Legrand
2002 Lover Man Charlie Parker
2002 Plays It Cool Charlie Parker
2002 Quintessence New York - Hollywood: 1942-1947 Charlie Parker
2002 RCA Victor Gold Series: Is Jazz! Various Artists
2002 Re-Stringing the Pearls: 1949-1951 Recordings Jerry Gray & His Orchestra
2002 Soulful Mood Charlie Parker
2002 Timeless Marian McPartland
2002 Zoot Suite 1947-1950 Zoot Sims
2002 Zoot-O-Rama Zoot Sims
2003 1935-1958 Billie Holiday
2003 1945-1950 Anita O'Day
2003 1951-1952 Charlie Parker
2003 All My Life Marian McPartland
2003 Best of the War Years Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
2003 Bird Up: The Originals Charlie Parker
2003 Charlie Parker: A Studio Chronicle 1940-1948 Charlie Parker
2003 Complete 1950-1952 Prestige Studio Recordings Gerry Mulligan
2003 Complete Prestige and Vogue Studio Masters Zoot Sims Quartet
2003 Complete Verve Master Takes Charlie Parker
2003 Duke: Edward Kennedy Ellington and His Orchestra Duke Ellington
2003 East of the Apple Zoot Sims
2003 From Long Island to Stockholm Stan Getz
2003 Great Britain's Marian McPartland & George Shearing George Shearing/Marian McPartland
2003 Intuition Lennie Tristano
2003 Jazz at NBC Johnny Smith
2003 Jazz Reference: Best Of Various Artists
2003 Legrand Jazz Michel Legrand
2003 Let's Dance Benny Goodman
2003 Lotta Sax Appeal: A Saxophone Retrospective Various Artists
2003 Sax o' Bebop Sonny Stitt
2003 Small Groups and Big Band Benny Goodman
2003 Smo-o-oth Vintage Jazz: 1935-1952 Various Artists
2003 Sound Stan Getz
2003 Stan Getz and the Guitarists Stan Getz
2003 Sure Thing: The Art of Arrangement Neal Hefti
2003 Swing Classics in Stereo/Put on Your Dancing Shoes George Williams
2003 Trombones on Parade Various Artists
2003 Trumpet Blues Harry James
2003 Woody Herman Shows 1944-1946 Woody Herman
2003 Young Mulligan Gerry Mulligan
2004 1950-1952 Anita O'Day
2004 1951-1952 Stan Getz
2004 1951-1953 Sonny Stitt
2004 1951-1953 Mary Lou Williams
2004 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection Charlie Parker
2004 All Star Parade 1943-1949 Harry James
2004 Arranger's Touch: Things to Come Various Artists
2004 Arranger's Touch: Young Blood Various Artists
2004 Arranger's Touch Various Artists
2004 Au Privave Charlie Parker
2004 By Arrangement Billy May
2004 Complete Columbia Recordings of Woody Herman & His Orchestra Woody Herman
2004 Complete Dial Sessions Charlie Parker
2004 Girl Singers of the Big Swing Bands Various Artists
2004 Glenn Miller Story: Centenary Collection, Vols. 17-20 Glenn Miller
2004 Moonlight in Vermont Johnny Smith
2004 New Sextet Sessions Benny Goodman
2004 Proper Introduction to Serge Chaloff Serge Chaloff
2004 Yesterdays: Stan Getz Plays the Standards Stan Getz
2004 You're Mine, You: 1939-1950 Mary Ann McCall
2005 Best of Stan Getz Stan Getz
2005 Complete Norman Granz Master Takes Charlie Parker
2005 Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Carmen McRae
2005 Everest Digest Various Artists
2005 Everest Years Woody Herman
2005 Genius of Charlie Parker Charlie Parker
2005 Hank Jones Quartet: Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 Hank (Quartet) Jones
2005 Jazz Giants Various Artists
2005 Juke Box Woody Herman & The First Heard
2005 King of the Guitar: A Tribute Alvino Rey
2005 Let's Getz Stan Getz
2005 Live Swing Sessions 1943-1949 Benny Goodman
2005 Mosaic Select: Freddie Slack Freddie Slack
2005 Ornithology Charlie Parker
2005 Retrospective 1940-1953 Charlie Parker
2005 Road Band 1948, Vol. 1-2 Woody Herman
2005 Song Stylist in Swingland Anita O'Day
2005 Swinging Latin Nights Luis Barreiro & The Peanut Vendors
2005 Very Best of the Dial Years Charlie Parker
2005 Walk, Don't Run! Johnny Smith
2005 Yardbird Sessions Charlie Parker
2006 1951-1954 Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
2006 1952-1954 Charlie Parker
2006 Blue Flame Woody Herman & His Orchestra
2006 Charlie Parker for Lovers Charlie Parker
2006 Collectables Classics Chris Connor
2006 Complete Famous Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Plus 1950s Benny Goodman
2006 Complete Fifties Sessions Bill Harris
2006 Complete Norman Granz Recordings Chico O'Farrill
2006 Complete Original Quartet/Quintet Sessions Ruby Braff/Dave McKenna
2006 Ebony Concerto Woody Herman & His Orchestra
2006 Go First Class: The Complete Roost Sessions Seldon Powell Nonet & Sextet
2006 Golden Years of Jazz 1940-1947 Various Artists
2006 Golden Years of Jazz 1948-1955 Various Artists
2006 Live in Los Angeles at PJ's Club Barney Kessel
2006 Music for Lovers Sampler Various Artists
2006 Music for Lovers Stan Getz
2006 Quartets Stan Getz
2006 Quintessence New York - Los Angeles - Toronto, Vol. 2 Charlie Parker
2006 Something's Gotta Give Sammy Davis, Jr.
2006 Stan Getz Plays for Lovers Stan Getz
2006 Tell Laura I Love Her Ray Peterson
2006 West of the Moon Lee Wiley
2006 Yesterdays: Marian McPartland - The First Lady of Jazz Marian McPartland
2007 Complete Big Band 1953-1957 Peanuts Hucko
2007 Essential Maynard Ferguson Maynard Ferguson
2007 Fine and Dandy Benny Goodman
2007 Manteca: The Roots of Afro-Cuban Jazz Various Artists
2007 Music for Lovers Joe Williams
2007 Off the Wall Jerry Gray & His Orchestra
2007 Quintessence/New York Los Angeles Paris 1946-1955 Gerry Mulligan
2007 Rare Recordings 1947-1952 Charlie Parker
2007 Smoothest Operator Stan Getz
2007 Stan Getz Stan Getz
2007 Wow! The Formative Years Maynard Ferguson
2008 Let Me Be Your Side Track: The Influence of Jimmy Rogers Various Artists
2008 Magic Piano Alec Templeton
2008 Song Is You Billy Butterfield
2008 Volume 1: 1946-1954 West Coast Trumpet Shorty Rogers


  • Don was nicknamed "Itch-a-ka-boom" by jazz bassist and band leader, Chubby Jackson.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Gretsch
Cymbals: Zildjian
Hardware: Gretsch

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