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Harry Carney

Harry Carney’s baritone saxophone was the anchor, the lodestone, the building blocks of a unique tonal blend that virtually defined the Duke Ellington Orchestra for a lot more than 45 years. A mainstay from the Ellington encounter, he continued to be with Duke much longer than other people and outlived …

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Lillian Roth

b. Lillian Rutstein, 13 Dec 1910, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 12 Might 1980, NEW YORK, NY, USA. Getting into showbusiness while still a little child, Roth made an appearance over the stage and in addition in movies. Billed simply because ‘Broadway’s Youngest Superstar’, she sang and danced in displays staged …

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Charlie Holmes

Charlie Holmes was among the finest alto-saxophonists from the past due 1920’s/early 30’s period, particularly if he was good presented with Luis Russell’s Orchestra. An early on affiliate of both Harry Carney and Johnny Hodges (both of whom had been boyhood close friends), Holmes was a theoretically skilled instrumentalist in …

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