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Britt Woodman

Even though technically adept Britt Woodman was a well-respected soloist, he was perhaps even more highly valued by fellow musicians for his abilities like a section player; his reading and interpretive abilities were utilized thoroughly by famous brands Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, probably the two best composers and bandleaders …

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Al Hibbler

Not really a distinctive singer but a genuine vocal question, Al Hibbler featured with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra through the entire 1940s and recorded several hits (“Unchained Melody,” “Following the Lights DECREASE Low,” “He”) by himself for Decca and Atlantic through the ’50s and ’60s. His regular usage of a Cockney …

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Astor Piazzolla

It isn’t hyperbole to state that Astor Piazzolla may be the single most significant figure in the annals of tango, a towering large whose darkness looms large more than precisely what preceded and followed him. Piazzolla’s put in place Argentina’s greatest ethnic export is approximately equal to that of Duke …

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Arthur Whetsol

Arthur Whetsol, among the initial users in Duke Ellington’s Washingtonians, had a stylish firmness, impressive technique, and an extremely lyrical design that set a typical for Ellington; in potential years Harold “Shorty” Baker packed a similar part with Duke. A child years friend of Ellington, Whetsol found NY with Duke …

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Dave Lambert

Best-known to be the “Lambert” within the leading jazz vocal group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Dave Lambert had been a experienced singer when that ensemble was shaped in 1957. Originally a drummer, Lambert sang with Johnny Long’s big music group for a season. He was with Gene Krupa’s Orchestra (1944-1945) …

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Moacir Santos

One of many Brazilian arrangers, having renovated the country’s harmonic vocabulary within the ’50s, the underrated Moacir Santos had nevertheless an extremely influential role seeing that he had seeing that his pupils, within the ’60s: Paulo Moura, Oscar Castro-Neves, Baden Powell, Maurício Einhorn, Geraldo Vespar, Bola Sete, Sérgio Mendes, Dom …

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Heikki Sarmanto

b. 22 June 1939, Helsinki, Finland. Sarmanto examined dialects and music at Helsinki School and Sibelius Academy prior to going to the Berklee University Of Music (1968-71). He was called the very best pianist at Montreux in 1971. He led his very own rings from 1962 and in 1976 a …

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Gil Evans

One of many arrangers in jazz background, Gil Evans’ 3 album-length collaborations with Mls Davis (Mls Ahead, Porgy and Bess, and Sketches of Spain) are considered classics. Evans got an extended and wide-ranging profession that sometimes went parallel towards the trumpeter. Like Davis, Gil became involved with utilizing electronics within …

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Buddy Johnson

Along with his sister Ella seductively serving for many years as his main vocalist, pianist Buddy Johnson led a big jump blues band that enjoyed tremendous success through the 1940s and ’50s. The suave bandleader spotlighted some talented performers, including balladeers Arthur Prysock, Nolan Lewis, and Floyd Ryland, nonetheless it …

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Butch Ballard

Among the great early jazz drummers, Butch Ballard will make a snare drum audio since it if had been hit by way of a ball bearing, an alternative sort of “B.B.” compared to the Camden comrade whoser true name was George Edward Ballard. Before his 25th birthday he was the …

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