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Oscar Pettiford

Oscar Pettiford was (along with Charles Mingus) the very best bassist from the 1945-1960 period, as well as the successor towards the later Jimmy Blanton. Furthermore, he was the initial main jazz soloist over the cello. A bop pioneer, it could have been extremely interesting to listen to what Pettiford …

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