Mezz Mezzrow

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by Mezz Mezzrow

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Milton Mesirow, 9 November 1899, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 5 August 1972, Paris, France. After playing club dates in and around his home town during the 20s, clarinettist Mezzrow moved to New York where he became a popular figure, partly owing to his other career as a supplier of marijuana. In the 30s he recorded with Sidney Bechet and Tommy Ladnier on the famous sessions organized by French critic Hugues Panassie, and in the 40s formed his own King Jazz record label to record Bechet and other... Read more

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jazz
swing
clarinet
saxophone
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