Boomie Richman

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Abraham Samuel Richman (April 2, 1921 – March 22, 2016), better known as Boomie Richman, was an American jazz tenor saxophone player who played with Tommy Dorsey. [1] He also played clarinet, bass clarinet, piccolo, and flute.

Richman was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on April 2, 1921. [2] Before joining the Dorsey band, he worked with George Paxton and Muggsy Spanier. [2] From 1945 to 1951, he recorded with Dorsey and was a soloist in the band. [2] During the 1950s he worked intermittently with the Benny Goodman Orchestra and with Red Allen, Ruby Braff, Al Cohn, Cootie Williams, and the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra. [2] He also worked as a studio musician. [1]

Richman recorded with Buddy Holly on October 21, 1958, playing the sax solo on " True Love Ways". [3] He also played with Judy Garland in her comeback performance at Carnegie Hall. On television, he appeared on The Jimmy Dean Show, The Perry Como Show, The Dick Cavett Show, The Patti Page Show, The Pat Boone Show, and The Andy Williams Show.

Richman died in Boynton Beach, Florida on March 22, 2016, at the age of 94. [4]


As sideman


  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Boomie Richman". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 2088. ISBN  0-85112-939-0.
  3. ^ "Buddy Holly Songs | 1958 Love song True Love Ways". Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Abraham Samuel Richman". MyKeeper. Retrieved 25 August 2022.