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Jonah Jones

Jonah Jones

Jonah Jones (1909 – 2000) was a great swing trumpeter who came up with Stuff Smith (1936) and Cab Calloway (1941) and had later great success with his quartet… … 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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Emmett Berry

Emmett Berry

Emmett Berry (1915 – 1993) was one of the greatest swing trumpeters, known for his participation in the Fletcher & Horace Henderson orchestras as well as numerous recording sessions in the 1940s and later… … Read entire article »

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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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