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Oleg Lundstrem

The daddy of Russian jazz, Oleg Lundstrem helmed the country’s first big band, keeping the group afloat for a lot more than seven decades regardless of the fierce opposition of Soviet leaders. Blessed Apr 2, 1916, in Chita, Siberia, Lundstrem spent a lot of his adolescence in China, where his …

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Guy Kelly

An excellent journeyman player, Man Kelly was a fixture in Chicago through the 1930’s. In early stages he used Toots Johnson in Baton Rouge and was with Oscar Celestin (1927-28) in New Orleans. After touring with Child Howard and Boyd Atkins’ Firecrackers, Kelly shifted to Chicago. Among the countless music …

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Lawrence Lucie

Mainly a nonsoloing rhythm guitarist throughout his career, Lawrence Lucie was in many important recording sessions and had an extended playing career. As a kid he discovered banjo, mandolin and violin, using a family music group at dances. After shifting to NY, he examined banjo on the Brooklyn Conservatory but …

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Charlie Austin

Outside the Artwork Outfit of Chicago and other multi-instrumentalists like Anthony Braxton, right now there aren’t many players with the capacity of displaying abilities in as much various ways as Charles Austin. He’s not merely documented in duo, little combos and huge orchestras, but offers played as much as six …

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Bernie Cummins

b. Bernard Joseph Cummins, 14 March 1900, Akron, Ohio, USA. Dance music group innovator Bernie Cummins originally began his musical profession like a drummer. Nevertheless, as his group grew Cummins required over its management, and they performed their 1st ballroom engagement in the Toadstool Inn in Indiana in 1919. After …

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Steve Jordan

Among the last from the acoustic tempo guitarists, Steve Jordan kept the Freddie Green/Allan Reuss custom entering the 1990s. He in fact studied in early stages with Reuss (Benny Goodman’s tempo guitarist), and Jordan was often much more thinking about being component of a tempo section than learning to be …

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Joe Haymes

Joe Haymes is a totally forgotten name yet through the golf swing period he was one of the most talented arrangers. Regrettably he had not been a lot of a businessman and tended to become passive therefore two potentially amazing big rings that he began were bought out by more …

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Karl George

Trumpeter Karl George performs on many an excellent big music group and vocal jazz record. He’s among the many experienced jazzmen to emerge from the town of St. Louis, but however spent an extended period there in nearly total disregard, his failing wellness stopping him from having on being a …

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Don Lodice

b. Dominici LoGuidice, 25 Oct 1919, USA, d. 29 Apr 1995, LA, California, USA. Playing chiefly tenor saxophone, Lodice was sideman numerous rings, including Bunny Berigan in 1939 as well as the same yr Teddy Powell. Early in 1940 he became a member of Tommy Dorsey and presented on effective …

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The Nash Brothers

Ted (tenor sax and flute) and Dick (trombone) both performed in big rings and television soundtracks in Los Angeles/Hollywood. Ted was a presented soloist w/ Les Dark brown in the mid-’40s; Dick performed prominently w/ Glen Grey and Billy May’s Orchestras. Both possess freelanced for a long time and continue …

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