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b. Honolulu, Hawaii June 16, 1947, USA
Tom "Bones" Malone began his professional career on a job playing lead trumpet with Brenda Lee at a club in Jackson, MS, while enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi. In response to a call from Warren Covington, leader of The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, he expanded into contracting musicians. After transferring to North Texas State University, Malone continued working as both a player and a contractor for a variety of groups. Upon graduation, Malone worked in bands of Woody Herman (1969), Duke Pearson (1970), Louie Bellson (1971), Doc Severinsen and Blood, Sweat & Tears (1973). In 1973, Malone began a close, 15-year association with Gil Evans, who exerted considerable musical influence on him. With Evans, Malone recorded seven albums and toured Europe, Japan and the Far East.

A call in the early 1970s from Saturday Night Live (SNL), a new,revolutionary, late-night comedy show on NBC, proved highly fruitful for Malone, who arranged for the show from 1975 to 1985. A single SNL comedy skit featuring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd mushroomed into The Blues Brothers; Malone wrote the chart for that first skit, then continued as an integral member of the Blues Brothers musical organization. His writing and performance may be found on all Blues Brothers recordings and in The Blues Brothers (Universal) film score. In 1993, Malone reunited with SNL veterans Paul Schaffer, keyboards, and Will Lee, bass, in the CBS Orchestra, now in its eighth year as house band for The Late Show with David Letterman. In 1997, Blues Brothers 2000 was released on Universal; the film score includes considerable contribution by Malone.

As a leader, Malone is featured on Standards of Living (Big World) and Soul Bones (Malaco). An extremely active writer and performer in New York, Malone may be heard on a list of jazz, R&B, rock and classical recordings far too extensive to ennumerate. A versatile musician, Malone plays piccolo, flute, alto flute, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, piccolo trumpet, trumpet, flügelhorn, bass trumpet, euphonium, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, electric bass, and synthesizer programmer. In addition to performing, arranging, producing and composing, Malone is an active clinician in educational settings. Malone plays Bach trumpets and trombones and Selmer saxophones. Joshua Brown.

Tom Malone (Photo ITA)
Tom Malone - (Photo Joshua Brown ITA)

Tom "Bones" Malone joined the CBS Orchestra on November 1, 1993. On the show each night he is seen playing a variety of horn instruments, including the trombone, trumpet and saxophone. Before joining the CBS Orchestra, Malone contributed approximately 25 arrangements to the "Late Show with David Letterman". He is probably best known, though, for his work on "Saturday Night Live" as the musical director for the "SNL" band from 1981-85. Malone has performed with such acts as James Brown, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, and Diana Ross, as well as playing network themes on shows such as "CBS This Morning," "Murder She Wrote," and the 1992 Olympics theme on CBS. "Bones" Malone is originally from Sumrall, Mississippi and currently lives in Manhattan.

Tom Malone

Tom has a couple of (very nice!) jazz CDs, does extensive studio work, has written and/or scored for TV and movies ("Sister Act") and continues to do so, and still has time to be a helluva nice guy. He plays a variety of instruments, and plays them all very well, but his trombone work (including a method book or two) is very, very special. He's currently with the Letterman band and, as usual, is involved in several musical projects.

(all credits are for trombone unless otherwise noted)

19-- Smith, Lonnie Liston- Exotic Mysteries
19-- Charles, Ray- Genius & Soul: 50th Anniversary Col (Sax, Horn Arrangements)
19-- Crawford, Hank- Heart and Soul
19-- King, B.B.- King of the Blues
1970 Galbraith, Rob- Nashville Dirt (Producer)
1971 Ten Wheel Drive- Peculiar Friends
1971 McRae, Carmen- Mrs. Magic
1973 Blood, Sweat & Tears- No Sweat (Horn)
1974 Evans, Gil- Gil Evans' Orchestra Plays the Musi (Synthesizer, Bass, Flute, Trombone)
1975 Cavaliere, Felix- Destiny
1975 Woods, Phil- New Phil Woods Album (Brass)
1975 Evans, Gil- There Comes a Time (Synthesizer, Trombone, Tuba, Piccolo, Bass Trombone)
1975 Cobham, Billy- Funky Thide of Sings (Trombone, Piccolo)
1975 Clarke, Stanley- Journey to Love (Trombone, Brass)
1975 Sanborn, David- Taking Off
1976 Free Creek- Summit Meeting
1976 Matthews, Dave- Shoogie Wanna Boogie
1976 Murphy, Elliott- Night Lights
1976 Turrentine, Stanley- Man with the Sad Face
1976 Evans, Gil- Live '76
1976 Clarke, Stanley- School Days
1977 Matthews, David- Dune
1977 Roden, Jess Band- Player Not the Game
1977 Steig, Jeremy- Firefly
1977 Miles, Barry- Sky Train
1977 Band- Islands
1977 Harlow, Larry- Raza Latina (Tuba)
1977 Colon, Willie- Metiendo Mano (Synthesizer, Tuba, Harp)
1978 Average White Band- Warmer Communications
1978 Helm, Levon- Levon Helm
1978 McCoy, Van- My Favourite Fantasy
1978 Benson, George- In Your Eyes
1978 Blues Brothers- Briefcase Full of Blues (trombone, trumpet, bari and tenor sax, vocals)
1978 Frank Zappa- Zappa in New York (Horn)
1978 Band- Last Waltz (Trombone, Euphonium, Flute (Alto), Horn, Bass Trombone, Horn Arrangements)
1978 Zager, Michael- Let's All Chant
1978 Barbieri, Gato- Ruby, Ruby (French Horn)
1978 Sanborn, David- Heart to Heart
1978 Average White Band- Warmer Communications... and More
1979 Bear, Richard T- Red Hot & Blue (Horn)
1979 MacDonald, Ralph- Counterpoint (Horn)
1979 Turner, Tina- Love Explosion
1979 Johnson, Michael- Dialogue
1979 Carter, Ron- Parade (Bass Trombone)
1979 Ford, Robben- Inside Story
1979 Dyson, Ronnie- If the Shoe Fits
1979 Thomas, Tasha- Midnight Rendezvous
1979 Franks, Michael- Tiger in the Rain
1979 Simon, Carly- Spy
1979 Spyro Gyra- Morning Dance
1979 DaCosta, Paulinho- Happy People
1979 Rich, Buddy- No Jive
1979 Lynsey De Paul's - Tigers and Fireflies (Brass, Reeds and Flutes)
1980 Akkerman, Jan- 3
1980 Shaw, Marlena- Take a Bite
1980 Blues Brothers- Blues Brothers [OST] (Trombone, Arranger, Horn, Saxophone)
1980 Blues Brothers- Made in America (Trombone, Arranger, Horn, Sax (Tenor and Bari)
1980 Spyro Gyra- Catching the Sun
1980 Spyro Gyra- Carnival
1981 King, B.B.- There Must Be a Better World Somewh
1981 Geils, J. Band- Freeze Frame
1982 Vandross, Luther- Forever for Always for Love
1983 Jeffreys, Garland- Guts for Love
1984 Reed, Lou- New Sensations (Arranger, Horn)
1984 Footloose- Footloose (Trombone, Horn Arrangements)
1984 Evans, Gil- Live at Sweet Basil, Vols. 1 & 2
1984 Evans, Gil- Live at Sweet Basil, Vol. 2
1985 Tribute to Kurt Weill:- ribute to Kurt Weill: Lost in the
1985 Bley, Carla- Night-Glo
1986 Tyler, Bonnie- Secret Dreams & Forbidden Fire (Trombone, Horn Arrangements)
1986 Winwood, Steve- Back in the High Life
1987 Jackson, Joe- Will Power
1988 Ingram, James- Never Felt So Good
1989 Byrne, David- Rei Momo
1991 Davis, Miles- Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux
1991 Tom Malone- Standards of Living
1992 One O'Clock Lab Band- Best of One O'Clock
1992 Lynch, Valeria- Sin Red
1992 Tune- Tune (Saxophone)
1992 Geils, J. Band- Houseparty: Anthology
1992 Colvin, Shawn- Fat City (Guitar, Vocals (bckgr))
1992 Wall, Jeremy- Stepping to the New World
1992 Sister Act- Sister Act (Arranger, Orchestration)
1992 OBrien, Tim- Remember Me (Guitar (Steel))
1992 Metheny, Pat- Secret Story
1992 Colon, Willie- Baquine de Angelitos Negros (Synthesizer)
1992 Frank Zappa- You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, vol. 6
1992 Blues Brothers- The Definitive Collection
1992 Lavoe, Hector- Voz
1992 Tico Alegre All Stars- Live at Carnegie Hall (Trumpet)
1993 Belden, Bob- When the Doves Cry: The Music of Pr (Trombone, Trumpet)
1993 Best of Mountain Stage Live, Vol. 5 (Guitar, Vocals)
1993 Cash, Rosanne- Wheel (Harmony Vocals)
1993 Leigh, Keri- No Beginner (Trombone, Trumpet, Sax(Bari and Tenor), Producer)
1993 Lee, Will- Oh!
1993 Canales, Angel- Sabor Con Angel Canales (Trumpet)
1993 Tom Malone- Eastern Standard Time
1994 Godchildren of Soul: Anyone Can Join (Trombone, Arranger, Horn Arrangements)
1994 Subdudes- Annunciation (Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar)
1994 Bullock, Hiram- World of Collision (Trombone, Trumpet, Saxes)
1995 Kooper, Al- Soul of a Man: Al Kooper Live
1995 Winwood, Steve- Finer Things
1995 Pfister Sisters- New Orleans (Guitar)
1995 Johnson, Howard- Gravity!!! (Tuba)
1995 Harlow, Andy- Campesino (Sax (Baritone))
1996 Melingo- H20
1996 Band- High on the Hog (Trombone, Trumpet, Sax Horn Arrangements)
1996 Singing Singles- Singing Singles
1996 Harris, Eddie- Last Concert (Arranger)
1996 Hartley, Wallace- Wallace Hartley & The Titanics (Trombone, Trumpet, Sax,
Horn Arrangements, Executive Producer)
1996 Purdie, Bernard- Soul to Jazz (Arranger)
1996 Washington, Albert- Brighter Day (Trombone, Trumpet, Saxes)
1996 Frank Zappa- Läther
1997 Spyro Gyra- Best of Spyro Gyra: The First Ten Y
1997 Mandrill- Fencewalk: The Anthology
1997 Lauper, Cyndi- Sisters of Avalon
1997 Meco- Best of Meco
1997 Rada, Ruben- Montevideo (Trombone, Saxophone)
1997 RCA Victor 80th Anniversary, Vol. 6 (Synthesizer, Flute, Trombone)
1997 Frank Zappa- Have I Offended Someone?
1998 Woody Herman- Keep On Keepin' On
Laws, Hubert- Say It with Silence
Faro, Rachel- Refugees
Saint & Stephanie- Saint & Stephanie
Fox, Neal- Painting
Lewis, Webster- On the Town
Pepper- Pepper
Rosie- Better Late Than Never
Carter, Ron- Standard Bearers

Tom "Bones" Malone plays Bach trombones & trumpets,
Selmer saxophones, Artley alto flute,
King bass trombone, Selmer piccolo trumpet

Tom "Bones" Malone
Tom Malone Productions, Inc.
1 Fords Road
Randolph, NJ 07869
tel: 862-397-3144
fax: 862-397-3951
cell: 201-213-6576

Tom Malone

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