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Ray Crawford

Ray Crawford played tenor and clarinet with Fletcher Henderson during 1941-1943 but tuberculosis forced him to provide them up. He turned to acoustic guitar and was a significant section of Ahmad Jamal’s early organizations (1949-1955); his capability to make his acoustic guitar appear to be bongos by striking it was …

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Sammy Nestico

Well-known for his arrangements for the Count number Basie orchestra, Sammy Nestico — a cousin of tenor saxophonist Sal Nistico — has always had a successful, if lesser-known, single career. Self-taught over the trombone, at age group 17 Nestico was qualified enough to be always a studio room musician in …

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