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After leaving Duke Ellington, Al Hibbler recorded with Count Basie, Gerald Wilson and several other jazz bandleaders.
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September 17, 2008 A rich, supple baritone, Hibbler brought many of Duke Ellington's most popular ballads to life during an eight-year stint with the orchestra. He went on to a long and successful solo career, becoming the country's first prominent blind performer.
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