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Lew Soloff

An excellent high-note trumpeter very long in great demand for big rings and session function, Lew Soloff was also a unique soloist and a specialist using the plunger mute. After their studies at Juilliard, he freelanced in NY with Maynard Ferguson, Joe Henderson, and Clark Terry, amongst others, and was an integral part of Bloodstream, Perspiration & Tears during 1968-1973. Soloff was carefully connected with Gil Evans from 1973 on, and in addition used George Gruntz’s Concert Jazz Music group, the Manhattan Jazz Quintet, and Carla Bley; he was also teamed using the colourful trombonist Ray Anderson on many often-humorous recordings.

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