Celebrity Trading Place is home to musicians, singers, writers, poets, actors and all who wish to promote the beauty of life. This on-line store is a collaboration between Gramon Publishing Company, 72 Hours, and OT Productions. We welcome you to the store for the stars because you are a rising star!!!
Grachan Moncur III, CEO of Gramon Publishing Co. and a trombone master, is truly a living legend. He created some of the most brilliant post bop/free-bop jazz of the early 1960's. Moncur played with Ray Charles as well as the famed Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet. He recorded two highly influential albums as a leader for Blue Note Records: Evolution with Jackie McLean and Lee Morgan, and Some Other Stuff with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Tony Williams.
The return of Grachan Moncur III has been a very long time coming!
The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers-Newark has a long term relationship with Grachan Moncur III. They have been engaged in an ongoing oral history project documenting his career as one of the pioneer composers and instrumentalists in modern Jazz.