Billy Mitchell

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by Billy Mitchell

Biography

Willie Melvin Mitchell, 3 November 1926, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 18 April 2001, New York City, New York, USA. Mitchell studied in Detroit and played tenor saxophone with Nat Towles’ band in the late 40s before moving to New York with Lucky Millinder’s Orchestra. He spent a couple of months in Woody Herman’s Second Herd, and then led his own bop quintet back in Detroit, which included Thad Jones on trumpet and Elvin Jones on drums (1950-53). In the mid-50s, after a couple... Read more

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