Chu Berry's Legacy, Explored at Length Chu Berry, otherwise known as Leon Berry, was a tenor saxophonist who backed singers like Billie Holiday and jammed with bands including Cab Calloway's. He died at the age of 33 in a car accident. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a sprawling limited-edition box set.
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A new box set features 203 Chu Berry recordings on seven CDs. Mosaic Records hide caption

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Chu Berry, otherwise known as Leon Berry, was a tenor saxophonist who backed singers like Billie Holiday and Mildred Bailey in the 1930s, and jammed with Fletcher Henderson's and Cab Calloway's bands. He died in 1941, at the age of 33, in a car accident.

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a sprawling limited-edition box set from Mosaic, titled Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions.

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