born trombone sensation Jiggs Whigham has been referred to as "Europe's
Best Kept Secret," as he has spent most of his professional career
based in Europe. Jiggs has played with Stan Kenton, Count Basie,
Dizzy Gillespie, Peter Herbolzheimer, Bert Kaempfert, Tony Bennett,
Dexter Gordon and Lee Konitz - just to name a few.
the years, he has played with Maynard Ferguson, Count Basie, the
Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, Johnny Griffin, Freddie Hubbard,
Van Rooyen, Art Farmer, Dexter Gordon, Lee Konitz, Dee
Daniels and Sarah Vaughan, among many others, and he recorded
Trombone Summit in the late '70s with Bill Watrous, Kai Winding
and Albert Mangelsdorff. In addition to recordings with Stan Kenton,
Johnny Richards, George Gruntz, Rob
Pronk, Bill Holman and the Brass Connection, Jiggs Whigham
has led sessions of his own for MPS (1971), Telefunken (1976,
released domestically by Pausa), Koala (1982) and Capri (1989).
~ Scott Yanow.