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Eddie Durham

Eddie Durham

Eddie Durham (1906 – 1987) was an important performer on both trombone and guitar, as well as arranger, mostly known for his work with the Bennie Moten, Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie orchestras in the 1930s… … Read entire article »

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Frank Aasen

Frank Aasen

Frank Aasen (1921 – 1995) was one of the best swing guitarist in Norway but his recordings are few and hard to get… … Read entire article »

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William Lewis

William Lewis

William Lewis (??? – ???) was one of the guitarists participating in the historical jam sessions at Minton’s and Monroe’s, enough to deserve some recognition… … Read entire article »

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Sven Stiberg

Sven Stiberg

Sven Stiberg (1914 – 1992) was Sweden’s greatest jazz guitar personality in the vintage era, and his recordings with Svenska Hotkvintetten in the early forties belong among Europe’s greatest treasures in the string swing tradition… … Read entire article »

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Leonard Ware

Leonard Ware

Leonard Ware (1909 – 1974) was one of the pioneers on the electric guitar, more or less forgotten today, but an interesting and personal artist… … Read entire article »

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Charlie Christian

Charlie Christian

Charlie Christian (1916 – 1942) was the creator of modern jazz guitar, a young genius known from his work with Benny Goodman, and one of the most important jazz musicians ever, but who died so tragically young… … Read entire article »

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Robert Normann

Robert Normann

Robert Normann (1916-1998) was probably the most creative jazz performer in the Norwegian vintage jazz tradition… … Read entire article »

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