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Chris Kelly

Among the 3 great unrecorded cornet legends of New Orleans jazz (along with Pal Bolden and Pal Petit), Chris Kelly was considered a restricted but emotional participant who was simply best over the blues, a pioneer in using mutes and an early on impact on Louis Armstrong and Child Howard. …

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Ed Blackwell

Ed Blackwell produced his status as an associate of Ornette Coleman’s music group in the first ’60s; without that association, one miracles whether he’d be considered among the great jazz percussionists. That’s to consider nothing from his substantial capability, but Blackwell’s unfashionably arcane and relatively unpolished method of playing period …

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