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John Hardee

John Hardee’s amount of time in jazz’s main leagues was short but memorable. The thick-toned tenor (affected by Coleman Hawkins and Chu Berry) toured with Don Albert (1937-1938), and graduated from university in 1941. Over time like a music group director in a Tx school along with a stint within the Military, Hardee used Tiny Grimes in 1946 and documented 18 titles like a innovator (1946-1948), including eight for Blue Remember that had been reissued inside a Mosaic arranged; other songs have already been released by Savoy and Spotlite. Hardee also experienced recording times with Russell Procope, Earl Bostic, Billy Kyle, Helen Humes, Billy Taylor, and Lucky Millinder. However in the first ’50s, he came back to Dallas where he worked well in the institution system, simply playing locally and hardly ever growing during his last 30 years.

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