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Erroll Garner

Erroll Garner

Erroll Garner (1921 – 1977) was one of the most brilliant jazz pianists the world has ever seen, combining enormous improvisational capabilities with a colourful style destined to conquer the hearts even of those not close to jazz, a unique artist, but he smoked too much… … Read entire article »

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Henri Crolla

Henri Crolla

Henri Crolla (1920 – 1960) was a fine Italian/French guitarist ready to take over when Django passed away, but his life ended much too early from illness… … Read entire article »

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Bjarne Nerem

Bjarne Nerem

Bjarne Nerem (1923 – 1991) was the greatest tenorsax player Norway ever produced, first known from his work with Harry Arnold’s orchestra in Sweden 1956-64, later our local hero, who could easily have got international recognition if he had wanted it… … 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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Claude McLin

Claude McLin

Claude McLin (1925 – 1995) was a fine tenorsax player from Chicago, one of those great talents who could have made it great but stayed at home and faded into oblivion… … Read entire article »

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Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson (1912 – 1986) was a magnificent piano artist, the doorkeeper to the swing era, one of the most important jazz musicians in the thirties and forties, participating in a vast number of recordings, including the early Billie Holiday sessions, brilliant to a large extent because of his solid piano presence… Download The PIANO of Teddy Wilson (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Una Mae Carlisle

Una Mae Carlisle

Una Mae Carlisle (1918 – 1956) was a fine vocalist and pianist, discovered and working with Fats Waller in the thirties, later active, also on radio and tv, through the forties … … Read entire article »

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