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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Charlie Irvis, who played with Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton, was born in New York City on this day in 1899.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter James "Bubber" Miley was born this day in 1903 in Aiken, S.C. His "growling" style of playing the trumpet attracted the interest of Duke Ellington, who made him a central figure in his first band.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter and bandleader Lee Castle was born this day in 1915 in New York. He was a featured soloist with many of the major jazz big bands.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist John Bunch was born on this date in 1921 in Tipton, Ind. A marvelous player, whose fingers dance over the keyboard, Bunch worked with Benny Goodman and was Tony Bennett's conductor and accompanist for six years.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter, singer and big band leader Jack Sheldon was born this day in 1931 in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer and arranger Billy Strayhorn was born this date in 1915 in Dayton, Ohio. The longtime collaborator with Duke Ellington wrote many classic tunes including "Lush Life" and "Take the A Train."
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Bill Harris was born this day in Philadelphia in 1916. Harris tried piano, tenor saxophone and trumpet before settling on the trombone, which he played with ingenuity, vigor and humor.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

A happy 80th birthday wish goes out to Chicago tenor saxophone titan Von Freeman, the father of fellow tenor Chico Freeman. The elder musician was both this day in 1922.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Bud Powell was born this day in 1924 in New York. He was a true jazz innovator, both talented and troubled during his 1940s and '50s heyday.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Big band trumpeter Ray Wetzel was born this day in 1924 in Parkersburg, W.Va. He was lead trumpeter in the big bands of Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Tommy Dorsey and with the Metronome All-Stars. He died in an auto accident in Colorado in 1951.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Slam Stewart, one half of the legendary duo "Slim and Slam," was born this day in 1914 in Englewood, N.J.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Max Kaminsky was born this day in 1908 in Brockton, Mass. He was a classic lead trumpet stylist and striking master of the plunger mute within the Dixieland tradition, He also did considerable big band work in the 1930s and '40s.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

German jazz saxophonist Joki Freund was born this day in 1926 in Schwalbach, not far from Frankfurt. He had his own hard bop quintet in the 1950s and also played tuba in a traditional jazz band. In the 1960s, he worked with Albert Mangelsdorff, Donald Byr
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist, arranger and composer Edgar Sampson was born this day in 1907 in New York City. While he played with the early Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Rex Stewart and Chick Webb bands, Sampson was one of the most widely heard but least celebrated
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Lester Young, one of the great classic tenor saxophonists in jazz, was born this day in 1909 in Woodville, Miss. He was so fine that Billie Holiday nicknamed him "Pres," as in president.
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