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Flip Phillips - 23% match to Buddy DeFranco

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Edward Fillipelli, 26 March 1915, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 17 August 2001, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Phillips initially played clarinet, working with trumpeter Frankie Newton, before switching to tenor saxophone in the late 20s. After playing in small groups in the New York area, Joe ‘Flip’ Phillips joined Woody Herman’s First Her Read more

Al Grey - 14% match to Buddy DeFranco

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Albert Thornton Grey, 6 June 1925, Aldie, Virginia, USA, d. 24 March 2000, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Early in his career Grey played trombone in bands in the US Navy but soon after World War II he joined Benny Carter, whom he always credited with extending his musical knowledge. After leaving Carter, Grey played in the bands of Jimmie Lunceford and Lucky Millinder. In 1948, he Read more

Curtis Counce - 13% match to Buddy DeFranco

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s
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Curtis Lee Counce, 23 January 1926, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 31 July 1963, Los Angeles, California, USA. After studying various instruments, bass player Counce gained professional experience playing with Nat Towles’ territory band in the early 40s. He subsequently worked for three years with Edgar Hayes. By the end of the decade Counce had begun a period of intens Read more

Jimmy Cleveland - 11% match to Buddy DeFranco

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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James Milton Cleveland, 3 May 1926, Wartrace, Tennessee, USA d. 23 August 2008, Lynwood, California, USA. By the time he joined Lionel Hampton in 1950 Cleveland was already a highly-experienced trombonist, having worked with a band formed by his musical family and in the orchestra of Tennessee State University. With Hampton he played with surging power, a wonderfully rich an Read more


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