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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 »

Filed under: Vocal

Eddie Durham

Eddie Durham

Eddie Durham (1906 – 1987) was an important performer on both trombone and guitar, as well as arranger, mostly known for his work with the Bennie Moten, Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie orchestras in the 1930s… … Read entire article »

Filed under: Guitar

Sonny Criss

Sonny Criss

Sonny Criss (1927 – 1977) was an excellent altosax player with recordings from the fifties, and when he really got the recognition he deserved, life became intolerable for him… … Read entire article »

Filed under: Altosax

Frank Wess

Frank Wess

Frank Wess (1922 – 2013) was an excellent mainstream tenorsax player and flutist, mostly known for his long time work with the Count Basie orchestra in the fifties and sixties… … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tenorsax

Tom Archia

Tom Archia

Tom Archia (1919 – 1977) was an excellent tenorsax player, particularly active in the late forties, with qualities on level with the greatest and most known performers of the early modern era, but dropped out… … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tenorsax

Alvin Burroughs

Alvin Burroughs

Alvin Burroughs (1911 – 1950) was an excellent drummer, mostly known for his fine work with the great Earl Hines orchestra of the early 1940s… Download The DRUMS of Alvin Burroughs (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drums

Mel Powell

Mel Powell

Mel Powell (1923 – 1998) was one of the greatest pianists in jazz ever, first known as a key member of Benny Goodman’s orchestra, later representing the perfect blend of swing and modern harmonies, but jazz became too small for him, and he left early for a career in classical music… Download The PIANO of Mel Powell (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Piano