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Phil Sunkel

Phil Sunkel

Phil Sunkel (1925 – ) was a very good white trumpeter, mostly known for his work with Claude Thornhill, Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan in the late 1950s but much too underrecorded… … Read entire article »

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Valaida Snow

Valaida Snow

Valaida Snow (1904 – 1956) was a virtuoso vocalist and trumpet artist, touring the world in the 1920s and 30s and made several excellent recording sessions in Europe, but got stuck and imprisoned in Denmark during the World War II and barely survived… … Read entire article »

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John Gilmore

John Gilmore

John Gilmore (1931 – 1995) was a prominent tenorsax player and one of the earliest on the avant-garde style, also known for his lifelong residence in the Sun Ra Arkestra. … Read entire article »

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Freddy Gardner

Freddy Gardner

Freddy Gardner (1910 – 1950) was a British jazz and dance band saxophonist during the 1930s and 40s, but not only that; he was one of the very best altosax players in Europe with the most beautiful tone you can imagine… … Read entire article »

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George Washington

George Washington

George Washington (1907 – ???) was a fine trombonist mostly known for his work with Mills Blue Rhythm Band in the nineteen thirties… … Read entire article »

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Pat Moran

Pat Moran

Pat Moran (1934 – ) was a brilliant pianist, mostly known for her work with Scott LaFaro and Terry Gibbs in the late 1950s and early 1960s but left the jazz scene much too early… Download The Piano of Pat Moran (PDF-file) – click and read facts and a critical evaluation of the artist … Read entire article »

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Eddie Jefferson

Eddie Jefferson

Eddie Jefferson (1918 – 1979) was a tap dancer and singer who is supposed to have invented the art of setting lyrics to famous jazz soli, but it took him long time to get real recognition and then he was murdered… … Read entire article »

Filed under: Vocal