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Musician, composer, arranger, and producer, Jack Hale, Jr. (born in 1955, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA) has had a long and illustrious career. A former member of the renowned [a=Memphis Horns, The], he has played with a veritable who's who of R&B, soul and rock artists during his career. Hale's primary instrument was trumpet, but he also plays trombone, french horn, harmonica and keyboards.
Apart from many [l=Stax] recordings, he played on most [a=Al Green] and [a=Ann Peebles] tracks for [l=Hi Records], on several [a=Elvis Presley] records and on many C&W records. In 1977 he became the "official" trumpet player with the Memphis Horns. He became [a=Johnny Cash]'s musical director at age 25, has also worked with composer [a=John Williams (4)] and several symphony orchestras, and for six years was chairman of the Composition/Arranging Committee for the Nashville Chapter of NARAS.