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Babe Russin

In case a contest happened to find out what tenor saxophonist had appeared on probably the most reports or played on probably the most gigs, the winner would without doubt be someone like Babe Russin, about whom also experienced jazz listeners might respond with something in the type of “who?” …

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Roy Eldridge

Perhaps one of the most exciting trumpeters to emerge through the golf swing period, Roy Eldridge’s combative strategy, chance-taking design and strong musicianship were an motivation (and an impact) to another musical generation, especially Dizzy Gillespie. Although he occasionally pushed himself further than he could move, Eldridge never performed a …

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