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Sonny Greer

He was never the best timekeeper, but Sonny Greer was ideal for Duke Ellington’s Orchestra during 1924-1951, adding color and course to the tempo section. He fulfilled Ellington in 1919 when he was an associate from the Howard Theatre’s orchestra in Washington, D.C. Greer stopped at NY for the very …

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