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Richie Kamuca

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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 Manne and Shorty Rogers. Kamuca was also on the 1955 Cy Touff Octet and Quintet sessions for Pacific Jazz which featured... Read more

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