Chuck Findley

Oral History Information

Chuck Findley can be heard on the beautiful Flugel Horn solo on the Carpenter’s 1970 hit “(They Long to Be) Close To You.” However, that one recording should not define the range and enormous body of work Chuck has given us over this long career.  As a studio musician Chuck’s talents on a wide range of brass instruments, most notably the trombone, can be heard on seminal recordings such as the albums Aja and Gaucho by Steely Dan, This Time, Breakin’ Away and High Crime by Al Jarreau, Isolation and The Seventh One by Toto, as well as landmark recordings by BB King (BB King in London) and José Feliciano (Compartments), among hundreds of others. What Chuck possesses is exactly what band leaders (like Jimmy Dorsey and Buddy Rich) and musical directors (like Doc Severinsen of the Tonight Show) seek out! He knows his role and how to play it while getting along with others and adding his own unique personal stamp. Chuck Findley is a musician’s musician!