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Ray Perry

A now-obscure amount, Ray Perry was among the top jazz violinists from the 1940’s although he worked even more as an alto-saxophonist. Perry, who originated from a musical family members (including two brothers: baritonist Joe Perry and drummer Bay Perry) began being a violinist. He frequently sang together with his violin solos in his start, motivating Slam Stewart to look at that practice on bass. Perry acquired some local careers in early stages (with Dean Earl in 1935, Clarence Carter during 1937-39 and Blanche Calloway for eight a few months in 1940) before getting a high-profile placement with Lionel Hampton. He was with Hamp from Sept. 1940 until Oct. 1943, going for a few violin solos on information. Unfortunately ill wellness forced him to stop touring, cutting brief whatever chance he could experienced for popularity. Perry had afterwards organizations with J.C. Noticed (1946), Sabby Lewis (1948) and Illinois Jacquet (1946-47, 1950) furthermore to leading his very own bands. But an early on death rather than plenty of prominent recordings offers led to Ray Perry becoming unjustly forgotten.

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