I won’t be playing Wiki Wednesday anymore brought to us by the font geek. This is what I get from my clicking on random page in the left hand column at Wikipedia. The only things that mean anything to me are Detroit because I was born in Michigan and Las Vegas because it’s Las Vegas.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I think I’ll try again. Now that was cool! It was about Robert Six! I’m going like Sixty… he was an airline pilot, I’ve been on an airplane… he learned to fly in a bi-plane, I’ve seen a bi-plane. So much potential.
Darn the luck.
Jack Montrose (born December 30, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan; died February 7, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada) was a jazz tenor saxophonist and arranger. After attending university in Los Angeles he worked with Jerry Gray and then Art Pepper. Montrose also did arrangements for Clifford Brown. He became known for cool jazz and/or West coast jazz.
Beginning in the mid-1950s Montrose’s heroin addiction became a liability and by the time he had overcome it his style of jazz was no longer popular. This led him to play in strip joints for a time until he relocated to Las Vegas where he worked in casinos. Montrose returned to recording in 1977 and in 1986 had some success in collaboration with Pete Jolly.