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Don Frye

This pianist began working as a specialist jazzman while he was still an adolescent. The entire year was 1919 as well as the bandleaders who had been willing to possibly corrupt a teenager had been the brothers Cecil and Lloyd Scott. The pianist proceeded to go off to NEW YORK with this music group in 1924–coincidentally, Frye acquired just changed 21 nonetheless it isn’t known if the Scott brothers had been waiting around because of their pianist going to legal age group before going to ny. Frye continued dealing with this group before early ’30s, after that is at a trio led by Freddy Moore that also included fiery alto saxophonist Pete Dark brown. IN-MAY of 1937, the pianist became among the first members from the John Kirby Sextet but didn’t stick with this group for lengthy. Lucky Millinder was another bandleader who was simply fortunate to possess this pianist in the tempo section, then your honor handed down to Frankie Newton in 1939. The next 10 years drummer Zutty Singleton was making use of Frye within a sextet and a trio. In 1943 among these groupings was structured out of LA for the stint. Frye also do some executing and saving with guitarist, vocalist and oddball Slim Gaillard. Upon his go back to NEW YORK in the middle ’40s Frye became the home pianist on the Ryan’s place. He was a normal at that membership for nearly 2 decades until it finally shut its doorways once and for all in 1962, pursuing which Frye freelanced his single piano repertoire around several Manhattan locations. Ultimately he retired, a meeting the market that loves to talk within the pianists in these locations might possibly not have observed. In 2003 Frye became a member of the elite band of jazzmen who’ve celebrated their 100th birthdays. He’s not linked to the boxer Don Frye, who strangely more than enough acquired one bout with Drew Fickett, a boxer whose hobby was playing piano!

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