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Urbie Green - 100% match to Vic Dickenson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Urban Clifford Green, 8 August 1926, Mobile, Alabama, USA. Trombonist Green’s first major engagement was with Gene Krupa in the late 40s; from there he joined the Woody Herman band. In the early 50s he appeared on Buck Clayton’s celebrated Jam Session recordings. He then joined Benny Goodman, occasionally leading the band when Goodman was unwell. In the 60s and the Read more

Al Grey - 73% match to Vic Dickenson

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

Carl Fontana - 48% match to Vic Dickenson

Genres: Jazz
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18 July 1928, Monroe, Louisiana, USA, d. 9 October 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. As a teenager Fontana played trombone in a band led by his father, then joined Woody Herman in 1952. Subsequent big band stints came with Lionel Hampton and Stan Kenton. In the late 50s he worked with Kai Winding’s four-trombone band. He spent most of the 60s working in house bands in Las V Read more

Jiggs Whigham - 43% match to Vic Dickenson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Oliver Haydn Whigham III, 20 August 1943, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Whigham studied extensively as a young man, learning trombone, harmony and composing. In the early 60s he joined the Glenn Miller band led by Ray McKinley, remaining until the middle of the decade. He was then briefly with Stan Kenton before joining Kurt Edelhagen in Germany. Whigham decided to stay on in German Read more

Turk Murphy - 36% match to Vic Dickenson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Melvin Edward Alton Murphy, 16 December 1915, Palermo, California, USA, d. 30 May 1987, San Francisco, California, USA. Murphy’s early career was as a trombonist in popular dance bands such as that led by Mal Hallett, but in the late 30s he joined the revivalist band led by Lu Watters and remained there for most of the next decade. After leaving Watters he formed his ow Read more

Walter Davis Jr. - 32% match to Vic Dickenson

Genres: Blues Jazz
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Buddy Tate - 27% match to Vic Dickenson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Holmes Tate, 22 February 1913, Sherman, Texas, USA, d. 10 February 2001, Chandler, Arizona, USA. One of the outstanding tenor saxophonists of his generation, Tate paid his dues in a succession of territory bands between 1927 and 1939. Having started out on alto, he quickly developed into a formidable tenor player, lending presence and distinction to the bands of Troy Read more

Cecil Payne - 19% match to Vic Dickenson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cecil McKenzie Payne, 14 December 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 27 November 2007, Camden, New Jersey, USA. After first learning guitar, alto saxophone and clarinet, Payne took up the baritone saxophone. In 1946, a year in which he played and recorded with J.J. Johnson and Roy Eldridge, he joined Dizzy Gillespie’s big band for a three-year stint. Leaving Gillesp Read more

Baby Dodds - 16% match to Vic Dickenson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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Warren Dodds, 24 December 1898, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 14 February 1959, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dodds began taking drum lessons in his early teens and made appearances in street parades. Among his first professional engagements were stints in the bands of Bunk Johnson, Willie Hightower, Oscar ‘Papa’ Celestin and Fate Marable, with whom he stayed for three Read more

Benny Bailey - 13% match to Vic Dickenson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ernest Harold Bailey, 13 August 1925, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 14 April 2005, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Although he began playing trumpet professionally in R&B bands, including that led by Jay McShann, Bailey’s work hit a peak when he began playing bop, joining Dizzy Gillespie’s big band in 1947. By this time, Bailey had already greatly advanced his knowledge of Read more

Allen Eager - 12% match to Vic Dickenson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 2000s
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10 January 1927, New York City, New York, USA. d. 13 April 2003, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. Eager had formal tuition on clarinet but in 1943 received lessons on tenor saxophone from Ben Webster, a switch that marked the start of his professional career. His early experience was gained in big bands on the more lightweight side of the swing era, including those led by Bobby Read more

Gigi Gryce - 11% match to Vic Dickenson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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28 November 1925, Pensacola, Florida, USA, d. 17 March 1983, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Alto saxophonist Gryce studied composition at Boston Conservatory and in Paris (with classicist Arthur Honegger) but then turned to jazz with spells in various bands, including that led by Tadd Dameron. In 1953 he was a member of the remarkable band with which Lionel Hampton toured Europe a Read more

Richie Kamuca - 11% match to Vic Dickenson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Kamuca, 23 July 1930, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 22 July 1977, Los Angeles, California, USA. After working in groups in and around his home town, Kamuca joined the Stan Kenton Orchestra on tenor saxophone in 1952. Two years later he was in Woody Herman’s band and then settled on the west coast, where he played and recorded with, among others, Shelly Man Read more


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