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Clark Terry Booker Little Roy Eldridge Harry "Sweets" Edison Howard McGhee Red Rodney
Terry was a member of Count Basie's big band and moved over to Duke Ellington in 1951 where he remained for 8 years. He was then featured in the Doc Severinson Band which played on the Johnny Carson TV show. in the 70s he bagan playing fluegelhorn and remained a leading and popular exponent of Jazz. When Sonny Rollins introduced Booker Little to Max Roach in June '58, he was immediately recruited into Max Roach's Quartet as Clifford Brown's successor. He later linked up with the like-minded Eric Dolphy and the two of them recorded the well known "At the Five Spot" sessions as well as Dolphy's "Far Cry" After periods of abuse and discrimination when he joined Krupa's band as the only black player, Eldridge became the outstanding trumpet stylist of the 1940s and some argue the link between Louis Armstrong and Gillespie. He dabbled with bebop but ultimately always remained a swing-based player. Hired by Basie in 1937, Edison was a regular fixture in the band until it broke up in 1950. His friend and fellow band member Lester Young gave him the nickname "sweets" for his sweet tone. From 1952 onwards he worked a lot on the West Coast recording with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Jerry Lewis and Bing Crosby. Closely associated with the emergence of bebop in the 40s, Howard McGhee played with Charlie Parker and Fats Navarro amongst others. Personal and drug related problems kept him out of the limelight during most of the 50s, but he returned to some degree of success in the 60s and 70s. He died in 1987 After working with Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey and Woody Herman, Rodney joined the Charlie Parker Quintet in 1949 and firmly established himself in bebop. He was one of the first white players to gain recognition in that field. Not active in 50s and 60 due to ill health but returned in 1972.
Woody Shaw Maynard Ferguson Shorty Rogers Thad Jones Idrees Sulieman Bill Hardman
Established his name and reputation as a player of stunning technical skill and inventiveness when he joined Horace Silver's group in June 1965. Almost entirely self-taught as an instrumentalist and composer, His style was influenced by Freddie Hubbard. Shaw worked with Willie Bobo, Eric Dolphy and Rufus Jones before joining Silver. In 1950, Montreal born Ferguson, joined the Stan Kenton band where his virtuosic technique and phenomenal upper-register catapulted him to stardom. He formed the Birdland Dreamband and later in the 50s, 60s and 70s he kept busy with a rigorous touring and recording schedule with his own orchestra winning rave reviews and earning numerous awards One of the leading West Coast figures Rogers made his name with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman in the 40s before starting a small group that included Shelley Manne, Jimmy Giuffre, Art Pepper and Hampton Hawes. Appreciated for his arranging skills, he moved to writing for film and TV when the West Coast jazz scene began to fade in the early 1960s Trumpeter/ cornetist and talented arranger/ composer, Thad Jones started playing early on with brother Hank and Sonny Stitt. He became well-known during his time (1954-63) with Count Basie's band and later co-led a quintet with Pepper Adams. He then formed his own succesful big band with drummer Mel Lewis which served as an outlet for his writing talent. A top bebop trumpeter often overlooked, Sulieman has never-the-less gigged and recorded with the best in Jazz. Clifford Brown, Donald Byrd, Coleman Hawkins, Art Farmer, John Coltrane, Eric Dophy and Monk to name but a few. His decision to move to Scandinavia in 1961 has cut into his potential fame, but it also secured a busy touring schedule. He debuted on record with Jackie McLean '55, played with Mingus and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (56-58), worked with Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson, re-joined Blakey (66-69 and late '70s), was with Mingus again and led a group with Junior Cook (79-81). Bill Hardman had an appealing style in the Clifford Brown tradition and recorded as a leader for Savoy and Muse.


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