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Walter “Fats” Pichon

When Walter “Extra fat” Pichon sang away he could quickly be recognised incorrectly as Frankie “About half Pint” Jaxon. His method of the piano was properly appropriate for the tradition recognized to critics and historians as “stride,” which is usually another method of stating that he could possess held his …

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Barney Bigard

Barney Bigard was probably one of the most distinctive clarinetists in jazz and a longtime asset to Duke Ellington’s orchestra. Although he got clarinet lessons with Lorenzo Tio, Bigard’s preliminary reputation was produced like a tenor saxophonist; actually, based on some of his recordings (especially people that have Luis Russell), …

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