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Walter Fuller

Walter Fuller

Walter Fuller (1910 – 2003) was a fine and hot swing trumpeter and vocalist, mostly known for his long time work with the Earl Hines orchestra in the thirties and early forties but left jazz much too early… … Read entire article »

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Paul King

Paul King

Paul King (??? – ???) was a fine trumpeter known for his participation in the swinging orchestra of Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds Of Joy in the late 1930s… … Read entire article »

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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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