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Joe Harris

Carrying out a decade among the early bebop drummers, Joe Harris became popular for Sweden rather than returned. His history also included symphonic percussion devices such as for example tympani and xylophone. A drummer from his early teenagers, Harris began dealing with bebop maestro Dizzy Gillespie in 1946, operating once …

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Frank Rosolino

Jazz trombonist Frank Rosolino matched the idiom’s giants in fluidity, technique, and creativity. He was a comic vocalist, but there is nothing at all funny about his solos. These were soft and dazzling, shipped easily and precision. Created in Detroit, Rosolino started like a guitarist at 10 and trombone later …

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Hersal Thomas

Using the possible exception of Sugar Chile Robinson, few jazz or blues artists have accomplished so very much so early in life as Hersal Thomas, the kid prodigy pianist and composer who passed on suddenly under somewhat suspicious circumstances at age 16. While Robinson jumped onto a preexisting stylistic bandwagon …

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Gene Shaw

Detroit trumpeter who played sound post-bop, then moved to Chicago and subsequently retired. Was a significant voice when energetic. Worked well briefly with Charles Mingus.

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