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Gabe Baltazar (fourth from left) at New York City's Birdland Club in 1962, with members of Stan Kenton's band and the Count Basie Orchestra. The photo, from Baltazar's collection, is signed by Kenton (fourth from from right) and trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison (second from right). Courtesy of Gabe Baltazar hide caption

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'If It Swings': An Asian-American Jazzman's Pioneering Career

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