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 1945

Musicians' Bio-Discographies

p. 140 In:
Gingrich, Arnold
Miller, Paul Edward
Esquire's 1945 jazz book
Edited by Paul Edward Miller
Introduction by Arnold Gingrich
New York: Smith & Durrell, 1945, 256 p.


The above item has biographical information on:

  Allen, Henry James "Red" (b. 1908 d. 1967)   trumpet, vocals
  Armstrong, Louis (b. 1900)   cast, composer
  Auld, Georgie [John Altwerger] (b. 1919 d. 1990)   sax, tenor sax
  Bailey, Mildred (b. 1907 d. 1951)   composer, singer
  Baquet, George F. (b. 1883 d. 1949)   clarinet
  Barbarin, Paul [Adolf Paul] (b. 1901 d. 1969)   drummer, drums
  Basie, [William] (b. 1904 d. 1984)   bandleader, composer
  Bauduc, Ray [Raymond] (b. 1909 d. 1988)   composer, drummer
  Bechet, Sidney (Joseph) (b. 1897 d. 1959)   clarinet, saxophone
  Bigard, Barney (b. 1906 d. 1980)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Bonano, Sharkey [Joseph Gustaf] (b. 1902 d. 1972)   cornet, trumpet
  Braud, Wellman [Wellington] (b. 1891 d. 1966)   bass (instrument), sousaphone/tuba
  Brown, Laurence (b. 1905 d. 1988)   piano, trombone
  Brunis, Georg (b. 1900 d. 1974)   trombone
  Burbank, Albert (b. 1902 d. 1976)   clarinet
  Carey, Mutt [Papa Mutt] (b. 1892 d. 1948)   cornet, trumpet
  Carney, Harry (Howell) (b. 1910 d. 1974)   baritone sax, clarinet
  Carter, Benny (b. 1907)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Casey, Al [Albert Aloysius] (b. 1915)   director, guitar
  Catlett, Sid [Sidney] (b. 1910 d. 1951)   drummer, drums
  Clayton, Buck (b. 1911 d. 1991 a. 1936-1943)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Cole, Nat King (b. 1917 d. 1965)   composer, lyricist
  Coleman, Bill (b. 1904 d. 1981)   double bass, trumpet
  Collins, Lee (b. 1901 d. 1960)   trumpet
  Crosby, Israel (Clem) (b. 1919 d. 1962)   string bass
  Dickenson, Vic [Victor] (b. 1906 d. 1984)   trombone, vocals
  Dodds, Baby (b. 1898 d. 1959)   drummer, drums
  Dodds, Johnny [John M.] (b. 1892 d. 1940)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Dominique, Natty [Anatie] (b. 1896 d. 1982)   trumpet
  Eldridge, Roy [David Roy] (b. 1911 d. 1989)   tromba, trumpet
  Elgar, Charlie [Charles A.] (b. 1885 d. 1973)   piano, violin
  Ellington (b. 1899 d. 1974)   composer, direttore d'orchestra
  Fazola, Irving (b. 1912 d. 1949)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Fields, Herbie [Herbert] (b. 1919 d. 1958)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Filhe, George (b. 1872 d. 1954)   trombone
  Foster, Pops (b. 1892 d. 1969)   double bass
  Garland, Ed (b. 1895)   bass (instrument), bass
  Gillespie, Dizzy [John Birks] (b. 1917)   tromba, trumpet
  Goodman, Benny [Benjamin David] (b. 1909 d. 1986)   alto saxophone, cast
  Green, Freddie (b. 1911 d. 1987)   guitar
  Hall, Edmund (b. 1901 d. 1967)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Hall, Tubby [Alfred] (b. 1895 d. 1946)   drummer, drums
  Hampton, Lionel (b. 1913)   drums, musicista
  Hardy, Emmett Louis (b. 1903 d. 1925)   cornet
  Harris, Bill [Willard Palmer] (b. 1916)   trombone
  Hawkins, Coleman (Randolph) (b. 1904 d. 1969)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Hazel, Monk [Arthur] (b. 1903 d. 1968)   cornet, drummer
  Hewwood, Eddie (b. 1915)   jazz piano
  Higginbotham, Jack C. (b. 1906 d. 1973)   trombone
  Hines, Fatha [Earl Kenneth] (b. 1903 d. 1983)   piano, bandleader
  Hinton, Milt [Milton John] (b. 1910)   bass (instrument), bass
  Hodges, Johnny (b. 1906 d. 1970 a. 1937-1951)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Holiday, Billie (b. 1915 d. 1959)   musicisti, singer
  Jackson, Chubby (b. 1918)   bass (instrument), bass
  Jackson, Preston (b. 1902 d. 1983)   jazz trombone, trombone
  Jackson, Tony [Anthony] (b. 1876 d. 1921)   ragtime and vaudeville pianist
  Johnson, Bill [William Manuel] (b. 1874 d. 1972)   banjo, bass
  Johnson, Bunk (b. 1879 d. 1949)   trumpet
  Jones, Jo (b. 1911 d. 1985)   director, drummer
  Jones, My Knee (b. 1889 d. 1945)   piano, composer
  Jordan, Louis Thomas (b. 1908 d. 1975)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Kaminsky, Max (b. 1908)   trumpet, director
  Keppard, Freddie (b. 1889 d. 1933)   cornet
  Kersey, Kenny [Kenneth Lyons] (b. 1916 d. 1983)   piano, arranger
  Krupa, Gene [Eugene Bertram] (b. 1909 d. 1973)   cast, composer
  La Rocca, Nick [Dominick James] (b. 1889 d. 1961)   cornet
  Lada, Anton (b. 1890 d. 1944)   composer, conductor
  Ladnier, Tommy [Thomas J.] (b. 1900 d. 1939)   cornet, trumpet
  Lamare, Nappy [Hilton Napoleon] (b. 1907 d. 1988)   banjo, guitar
  Lewis, George (Louis Francis) (b. 1900 d. 1968)   clarinet, piano
  Lindsay, Johnny (b. 1894 d. 1950)   bass (instrument), bass
  Madison, Kid Shots [Louis] (b. 1899 d. 1948)   trumpet
  Manone, Wingy [Joseph Matthews] (b. 1900 d. 1982)   cornet, trumpet
  Mares, Joe [Joseph P.] (b. 1908)   clarinet
  Marrero, Lawrence Henry (b. 1900 d. 1959)   banjo
  Matthews, Dave [David] (b. 1911)   alto sax, sax
  Miller, Eddie [Edward Raymond] (b. 1911 d. 1991)   clarinet, piano
  Miller, Punch [Ernest] (b. 1894 d. 1971)   cornet, trumpeter
  Moore, Oscar (Frederic) (b. 1912 d. 1981)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Morgan, Al [Albert] (b. 1908 d. 1974 a. 1949-1951)   double bass
  Morton, Benny [Henry Sterling] (b. 1907 d. 1985)   trombone
  Morton, Jelly Roll (b. 1885 d. 1941)   composer, music based on
  Nance, Ray [Willis] (b. 1913 d. 1976)   flute, trumpet
  Nelson, Louis (b. 1902 d. 1990)   clarinet, trombone
  Nicholas, Albert (b. 1900 d. 1973)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Nicholas, Wooden Joe [Joseph] (b. 1883 d. 1957)   cornet, clarinet
  Noone, Jimmie (b. 1895 d. 1944)   clarinet, bandleader
  Norvo, Red (b. 1908)   cast, piano
  O'Day, Anita (b. 1919)   singer, vocals
  Oliver, King [Joseph] (b. 1885 d. 1938)   composer, cornet
  Ory, Kid [Edward] (b. 1886 d. 1973)   composer, trombone
  Palmier, Remo (b. 1923)   guitar
  Parenti, Tony [Anthony] (b. 1900 d. 1972)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Paul, Les (b. 1915)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Pavageau, Alcide "Slow Drag" (b. 1888 d. 1969)   bass (instrument), bass
  Perez, Manuel [Emmanuel] (b. 1871 d. 1946)   cornet, maquinista
  Pettiford, Oscar (b. 1922 d. 1960)   bass (instrument), bass cello
  Phillips, Flip (b. 1915)   tenor saxophone
  Picou, Alphonse (Floristan) (b. 1879 d. 1961)   clarinet
  Powell, Mel (b. 1923)   piano, arranger
  Powell, Specs [Gordon] (b. 1922)   drummer
  Robertson, Zue [C. Alvin] (b. 1881 d. 1943)   trombone
  Robinson, Jim (b. 1892 d. 1976)   trombone, vocals
  Roppolo, Leon Joseph (b. 1902 d. 1943)   clarinet, musicisti
  Sachs, Aaron (b. 1923)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Sauter, Eddie [Edward Ernest] (b. 1914 d. 1981)   arranger, flute
  Scott, Bud [Arthur] (b. 1890 d. 1949)   banjo, guitar
  Simeon, Omer (Victor) (b. 1902 d. 1959)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Singleton, Zutty [Arthur James] (b. 1898 d. 1975)   drummer, drums
  Smith, Willie [William McLeish] (b. 1910 d. 1967)   alto saxophone
  Spanier, Muggsy [Francis Joseph] (b. 1906 d. 1967)   cornet, trumpet
  Spencer, O'Neil [William] (b. 1909 d. 1944)   drummer, drums
  Stewart, Slam [Leroy Elliot] (b. 1914 d. 1987)   baritone sax, bass (instrument)
  Strayhorn, Billy [William] (b. 1915 d. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Tatum, Art [Arthur, Jr.] (b. 1910 d. 1956)   piano, celeste
  Teagarden, Jack [Weldon Leo] (b. 1905)   cast, trombone
  Thompson, Johnny (b. 1918)   arranger
  Tough, Dave [David Jaffray] (b. 1908 d. 1948)   director, drummer
  Turner, Joe [Joseph H.] (b. 1907 d. 1990)   jazz piano
  Vidacovich, I.J. [Pinky] (b. 1904 d. 1966)   composer, lyricist
  Vinson, Eddie "Cleanhead" (b. 1917 d. 1988)   alto saxophone, singer
  Waller, Fats [Thomas Wright] (b. 1904 d. 1943)   cast, composer
  Webster, Ben [Benjamin Francis] (b. 1909 d. 1973)   tenor saxophone
  Whaley, Wade (b. 1895)   clarinet
  Williams, Cootie [Charles Melvin] (b. 1910 d. 1985)   trumpeter, bandleader
  Williams, Fred J. [Freddie] (b. 1898)   drummer
  Wilson, Teddy [Theodore Shore] (b. 1912 d. 1986)   cast, piano
  Wynn, Al [Albert] (b. 1907 d. 1973)   trombone
  Young, Lester (Willis) (b. 1909 d. 1959)   cornet, guitar

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