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Louis Smith

Louis Smith

Louis Smith (1931 – ) was one of the very best modern trumpeters, making however only a handful of recording sessions in 1957-59, then chose teaching instead of performing, but had an important comeback later… … Read entire article »

Jerry Blake

Jerry Blake

Jerry Blake (1908 – ca. 1961) was a very fine clarinet player, known for his work with Fletcher Henderson and Cab Calloway in the late 1930s, but illness stopped him from playing in the early 1940s… … Read entire article »

Benny Morton

Benny Morton

Benny Morton (1907 – 1985) was one of the major trombonists of the swing era, playing with famous orchestra such as Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Count Basie and Teddy Wilson… … Read entire article »

Tina Brooks

Tina Brooks

Tina Brooks (1932 – 1974) was one of the most talented modern tenorsax players, leaving us numerous fine recording sessions 1959 – 1961 but disappeared from view much too early … … Read entire article »

Frank Ottersen

Frank Ottersen

Frank Ottersen (1921 – 1971)was the most prominent Norwegian jazz violin performer of the vintage era and one of Europe’s best, but unfortunately local record companies gave him much too few opportunities… … Read entire article »

Benny Golson

Benny Golson

Benny Golson (1929 – ) was one of the most prominent tenorsax artists ever, mostly known for his wonderful playing with Art Blakey and other groups in the period 1956 – 1962, also a brilliant composer, and still active quite recently… … Read entire article »