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Bunny Berigan

Not sure why he is not mentioned more. Is there some pet peeve vs him? I consider his rendition of I Can't Get Started perhaps the greatest American jazz

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Ruby Braff

Good sound improvisation and low notes player

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Dud Bascomb

Magnificent on Tuxedo Junction and other tunes with Erskine Hawkins. Many think it was Erskine playing on most of their tunes but it was Dud Bascomb.

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Gerald Albright

Phenomenal range and mechanics. He has such a mellow tone and slices through etudes like warm butter. A superb artist.

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King Oliver - 1920s Jazz Trumpet Great

King Oliver led great Hot Jazz bands, set the early standard for trumpets and brought Louis Armstrong....

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