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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 »

Filed under: Trumpet

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 »

Filed under: Tenorsax

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 »

Filed under: Piano

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