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Chuck Connors

A regular performer within the bass trombone, along with a longtime person in The Ellington orchestra, Chuck Connors continues to be better known for his section function than his single ability. He gained his level from Boston Conservatory within the middle-’50s, then worked well for nine weeks with Dizzy Gillespie in 1957. Connors became a member of Duke Ellington in 1961. He was using the orchestra before middle-’70s, staying for a restricted period after Duke passed away and Mercer assumed management. Connors not merely recorded frequently with Ellington, but with many music group members on the sessions; included in this Ray Nance, Kitty Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves and Clark Terry within the ’60s and ’70s. He and Terry co-led a touring music group in 1974, and went to Europe twice within the ’70s. Connors could be noticed on several Ellington recordings on Compact disc, in addition to Hodges classes. His most widely known single was on “Perdido,” from your album THE FAVORITE Duke Ellington on RCA within the middle-’60s.

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