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    American jazz bassist. Born 21 September 1914 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. Died: 10 December 1987 in Binghamton, New York, USA (aged 73). The trademark of his style was his ability to bow the bass (arco) and simultaneously hum or sing an octave higher. He was originally a violin player before switching to bass at the age of 20. While attending the Boston Conservatory, he heard Ray Perry singing ...more

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