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Tom “Bones” Malone

John Belushi told me he was going to make me the most famous trombone player since Jimmy Dorsey. I didn’t have the heart to tell him Jimmy was the saxophone player.

Hip-Bone Music’s bone2pick artist of the month for April is none other than the inimitable Tom “Bones” Malone. Crafting one of the most successful careers in the history of New York brass playing, Tom graciously sits down with Michael to discuss everything from his North Texas State days, his admiration for the great Urbie Green, his early experiences on the road with Woody Herman and Frank Zappa, his tenure as an original member of the Saturday Night Live band, how the Blues Brothers almost didn’t get off the ground and how he recommended Paul Shaffer for the musical director job on the David Letterman show. A great look at a great career that proves the point . . . nice guys can finish first!

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