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Johnny Bothwell & His Orchestra

b. 23 Might 1917, Gary, Indiana, USA, d. August 1995. Bothwell started playing alto saxophone and set up a popularity in Chicago before shifting to NY in the first 40s. Through the remaining 10 years he caused several big rings, including those led by Woody Herman, Sonny Dunham, Boyd Raeburn …

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