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    American jazz trumpeter (born October 29, 1922, Hastings, NE - died October 11, 2008, Los Angeles, CA).Most famous for his work as composer and arranger especially for Woody Herman and Count Basie.Began arranging professionally in his teens for Nat Towles. Played trumpet in the early '40s with Bob Astor, Les Lieber, Charlie Barnet, Bobby Byrne, Charlie Spivak, and Horace Heidt. He joined up with ...more

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