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Hot Lips Page - 97% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing
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Oran Thaddeus Page, 27 January 1908, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 5 November 1954, New York City, New York, USA. In the 20s Page played trumpet mostly in his home state but also toured in bands accompanying some of the best of the day’s blues singers, among them Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox. Towards the end of the 20s Page joined Walter Page’s Blue Devils, a band Read more

Don Redman - 91% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Jazz
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Donald Matthew Redman, 29 July 1900, Piedmont, West Virginia, USA, d. 30 November 1964, New York City, New York, USA. A gifted child, alto saxophonist Redman studied extensively and by his graduation had mastered most of the wind instruments and was also adept at arranging. He then joined a territory band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with whom he visited New York. This Read more

Tony Pastor - 78% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Big Band & Swing Vocals
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26 October 1907, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, d. 31 October 1969, Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA. As a teenager Pastor played tenor saxophone in a number of east coast-based bands, sometimes with Artie Shaw who was a neighbour. Pastor tried a hand at band leading in the early 30s but with limited success. In the middle of the decade he joined Shaw’s band, became one of its Read more

Andy Kirk - 76% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Big Band & Swing
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Will Bradley - 62% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Easy Listening
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Wilbur Schwichtenberg, 12 July 1912, Newton, New Jersey, USA, d. 15 July 1989, Flemington, New Jersey, USA. Bradley played trombone with various bands in New York in the late 20s and at the beginning of the next decade established the working pattern for his whole career, combining studio work with playing in name bands. In the early 30s he recorded with Red Nichols and in 1 Read more

Erskine Hawkins - 60% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Big Band & Swing Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks
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Lucky Millinder - 60% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Blues Drama R&B / Soul Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Casa Loma Orchestra - 55% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing
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Canadian tycoon Sir Henry Pellatt had delusions of grandeur similar to those exhibited by William Randolph Hearst. Pellatt’s equivalent to Hearst’s castle at San Simeon was Casa Loma, a house he built near Toronto. In 1929 a group of musicians, originally controlled by contractor Jean Goldkette and working as the Orange Blossoms, mainly in Canada, decided to strike ou Read more

Bunny Berigan - 52% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing
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Rowland Bernart Berigan, 2 November 1908, Hilbert, Calumet, Wisconsin, USA, d. 2 June 1942, New York City, New York, USA. One of the outstanding trumpeters of the swing era, Berigan was heavily influenced by Louis Armstrong and at his best played with much of his idol’s attack and zest. In the early 30s he worked with numerous bands, including those of Paul Whiteman, Fr Read more

Glen Gray - 50% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
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Bud Freeman - 44% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Jazz
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Lawrence Freeman, 3 April 1906, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 15 March 1991, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Freeman’s early career found him in company with Jimmy McPartland, Frank Teschemacher and other members of the Austin High School Gang. Having set out playing the C-melody saxophone, Freeman switched to tenor in 1925 and quickly established a reputation on that instrument a Read more

Larry Clinton - 44% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening
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Buck Clayton - 41% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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Wilbur Dorsey Clayton, 12 November 1911, Parsons, Kansas, USA, d. 8 December 1991, New York City, New York, USA. By his late teens Clayton was already an accomplished trumpeter, having worked locally in Kansas and briefly in California. He returned to the west coast, playing in several Los Angeles-based bands including that led by Charlie Echols. He also formed his own unit, Read more

Buddy Johnson - 41% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues Jazz
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Woodrow Wilson Johnson, 10 January 1915, Darlington, South Carolina, USA, d. 9 February 1977, New York City, New York, USA. Pianist in several dance bands of the 30s, Johnson visited Europe with the Cotton Club Revue and later formed his own big band. Although popular with dancers at Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom Johnson’s band was not especially jazz-orientated and neit Read more

Henry 'Red' Allen - 40% match to Cootie Williams

Genres: Jazz
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7 January 1908, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 17 April 1967, New York City, New York, USA. Allen was one of the outstanding jazz trumpeters. His career found him vacillating between New Orleans traditionalism, big band jazz, and an early kind of experimentalism that appealed to beboppers and free-form fans. His questing musical nature and deep affinity for the blues ensure Read more

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