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Hot Lips Page

Hot Lips Page

Hot Lips Page (1908 – 1954) was one of the most charismatic trumpet players of the swing era, also a remarkable vocalist, and only fate, bad luck and maybe some backdoor politics stopped him from having even a greater name in jazz history… … 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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Freddie Webster

Freddie Webster

Freddie Webster (1916 – 1947) was the most legendary of pre-bop trumpeters, if there ever was one, inspiring later musicians like Miles Davis, but fell victim to bad habits and left pitiful few recordings compared to his talents… … Read entire article »

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Donald “Don” Sleet

Donald “Don” Sleet

Donald Sleet (1938 – 1986) was a remarkably talented young white trumpeter who had all it takes to become legendary but after a few brilliant recording sessions in the early 1960s, he disappeared from the jazz scene. … Read entire article »

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Irving Randolph

Irving Randolph

Irving Randolph (1909 – 1997) was one of the greatest trumpeters of the 30s, playing with Fletcher Henderson, Cab Calloway and other famous orchestras, but bad health stopped him from achieving the renown he deserved… … Read entire article »

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Buck Clayton

Buck Clayton

Buck Clayton (1911 – 1991) was a magnificent trumpeter, well known from his works with Count Basie, as well as Billie Holiday / Teddy Wilson in the 30s but continued to be one of the greatest ones until his chops wore out … … Read entire article »

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Shad Collins

Shad Collins

Shad Collins (1910 – 1978) was a fine trumpeter, known for his works with Tiny Bradshaw, Teddy Hill, Count Basie and Cab Calloway… … Read entire article »

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