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Eddie Tompkins

Eddie Tompkins

Eddie Tompkins (1908 – 1943) was a fine trumpeter, known for his work with Jimmie Lunceford’s orchestra in the late 1930s … … Read entire article »

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Howard McGhee

Howard McGhee

Howard McGhee (1918 – 1987) was one of the greatest trumpeters in the bebop era, first becoming known through his work with Andy Kirk (1942-44), later with Bird in California, JATP and own bands in the forties and later… … Read entire article »

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Phil Sunkel

Phil Sunkel

Phil Sunkel (1925 – ) was a very good white trumpeter, mostly known for his work with Claude Thornhill, Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan in the late 1950s but much too underrecorded… … Read entire article »

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Booker Little

Booker Little

Booker Little (1938 – 1961) was a magnificent modern trumpeter, perhaps the greatest innovator after ‘Brownie’, known for his work with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy, but also for his exceptional maturity, like he knew he would have little time before death caught him… … Read entire article »

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Charlie Shavers

Charlie Shavers

Charlie Shavers (1917 – 1971) was a prominent swing trumpeter, mostly known for his work with John Kirby’s small groups in the early forties, later an active and very personal mainstream artist … … Read entire article »

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Louis Smith

Louis Smith

Louis Smith (1931 – 2016) 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 »

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Bobby Hackett

Bobby Hackett

Bobby Hackett (1915 – 1976) was a magnificent trumpet and cornet player, one of the finest white artists in the vintage tradition, creating highly memorable music for almost forty years from recording debut 1937… … Read entire article »

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