Fats Waller seemed to pack 10 lifetimes of fun into his 39 years on the planet. Evening Standard/Hulton Archive hide caption

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Charlie Christian was a forerunner in establishing the musical language of bebop. Greg Murray hide caption

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Nate Wooley doesn't play trumpet as much he plays on the trumpet. Daniel Sheehan/EyeShotJazz hide caption

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