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Joe Sullivan

Among the great Earl Hines’ disciples (alongside Jess Stacy), Joe Sullivan’s design was ideal for the freewheeling jazz of Eddie Condon’s rings. Sullivan graduated through the Chicago Conservatory and was a significant contributor towards the Chicago jazz picture from the 1920s. He was in NY during the following 10 years …

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Wallace Bishop

A subtle and supportive drummer who was simply among the finest from the golf swing period, Wallace Bishop (generally known as “Bish”) was greatly underrated by everyone but his fellow music artists. He started playing drums when he was an adolescent and had a chance to research with Jimmy Bertrand. …

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Muggsy Spanier

Muggsy Spanier was a predictable but forceful cornetist who rarely strayed definately not the melody. Properly in the home in Dixieland ensembles, Spanier was also an psychological soloist (similarly influenced by Ruler Oliver and Louis Armstrong) who was simply a specialist at utilizing the plunger mute. He began on cornet …

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Bud Freeman

When Bud Freeman first matured, his was the only real strong alternative approach within the tenor towards the harder-toned design of Coleman Hawkins and he was an inspiration for Lester Small. Freeman, among the best tenors from the 1930s, was also mostly of the saxophonists (combined with the somewhat later …

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