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On the British jazz scene Nat Gonella was Number One Trumpeter. In addition to being a born showman, he was a paramount technician who wielded significant influence on successive generations of jazz trumpeters. Nat was a trumpet ace, bandleader and vocalist and in 1934 the Georgians (named after the hit recording Georgia on my Mind) sprang into being as a-band-within-a-band, a splinter group of the famous Lew Stone Orchestra.
Nat Gonella died aged 90 ... [MORE]
Rowland Bernard 'Bunny' Berigan remains one of the legends of classic jazz, a titanic trumpeter, and one of the authentically tragic figures of the music's history. Berigan was a musician whose musical well of ideas was drawn largely from Louis Armstrong's brimming reservoir. He was a superb technician and skilled sight-reader whose carefree command of his horn carried him easily through any contemporary challenges. But it's like Bix Beiderbecke - it's ... [MORE]
26 of his finest tracks from 1925-1928 with his Hot Fives and Sevens. Artists here include Johnny Dodds, Earl Hines, Lonnie Johnson, Kid Ory and Don Redman.
This collection was compiled by Ray Crick, with final restoration and remastering by Alan Bunting. Les Paul plays electric guitar on all tracks, and the CD was recorded in Les Paul’s home studio (from late 1947). [MORE]