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Harry "Sweets" Edison

Born: Oct 10, 1915 in Columbus, OH
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Died: Jul 27, 1999 in Columbus, OH
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Harry "Sweets" Edison got the most mileage out of a single note, like his former boss Count Basie. Edison, immediately recognizable within a note or two, long used repetition and simplicity to his advantage while always swinging. He played in local bands in Columbus and then in 1933 joined the Jeter-Pillars ...Read full biography
Sweets at the Haig
Released: 1953
Label: Fresh Sound
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This is one of those wonderful jazz oddities that seems to have no rhyme nor reason for its existence, but given its quality and sound, we're lucky to have it. This set features trumpet great Harry "Sweets" ...Read full review
The Swinger
Released: 1958
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Both torrid and mellow -- this is striking Edison. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi ...Read full review
More Harry "Sweets" Edison albums: Main Albums (40), Compilations (24)
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