Even after Count Basie dissolved his Swing Era big band, Sweets Edison would occasionally add trumpet parts to Basie's "new testament" ensembles.
July 23, 2008 Known as a premier accompanist to singers and a masterful soloist, the inimitable trumpeter cultivated a spare yet bluesy approach. His career spanned a long stay with the original Count Basie band, as well as an even lengthier solo career.
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August 1, 2001 In the 1940s and 1950s, some of the greatest jazz and Latin musicians performed together in New York and Havana. This festive album, The Original Mambo Kings: An Introduction to Afro-Cubop 1948-1954, features Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bebo Valdes and many others who capture the spirit of the era.
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