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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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Norwegian Swing Trumpeters

Norwegian Swing Trumpeters

Norwegian Swing Trumpeters were few but had good qualities, defying the World War II restrictions on their music, listening to their American ideals on hard-to-get 78s, and the best of their works should have international attention… … Read entire article »

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Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie (1917 – 1993) was the creator of modern jazz trumpet, a true innovator, developing from playing swing in the Teddy Hill and Cab Calloway orchestras to being a charismatic jazz star with his own bigband… … Read entire article »

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Frankie Newton

Frankie Newton

Frankie Newton (1906 – 1954) was “the master of the mutes”, a brilliant swing trumpeter with an unlimited creativity but never got the public success he so much deserved… … Read entire article »

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Bill Coleman

Bill Coleman

Bill Coleman (1904 – 1981) was a brilliant swing trumpeter with his best recordings made in Paris 1935-38, but that’s far from all the memorable he played in his long career… … Read entire article »

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Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas (1909 – 1984) was an excellent swing trumpeter, and particularly his recordings in the middle 1940s are real jazz treasures… … Read entire article »

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Roy Eldridge

Roy Eldridge

Roy “Little Jazz” Eldridge (1911 – 1989) was the hottest swing trumpeter of them all, blowing his horn from 1935 with a strength and energy like nobody else… … Read entire article »

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