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Jimmy Dorsey

Jimmy Dorsey
Born: Feb 29, 1904 in Shenandoah, PA
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Died: Jun 12, 1957 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Jimmy Dorsey was both an accomplished reed player, specializing in alto saxophone and clarinet, and one of the top bandleaders of the swing era. In the early and late periods of his career, he co-led bands with his younger brother Tommy; in between, he scored a series of Latin-tinged hits that established ...Read full biography
Dixie by Dorsey [1950]
Released: 1950
Label: Columbia
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In 1949, swing bandleader Jimmy Dorsey often revisited his roots, taking a small group out of his orchestra and playing heated Dixieland. "The Original Dorseyland Jazz Band" is featured during eight standards ...Read full review
Muscat Ramble
Released: 1950
Label: Swing House
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During 1949-50, Dorsey enjoyed leading a small group taken out of his big band to play Dixieland. This English LP finds the hot band (which featured Charlie Teagarden's trumpet and sometimes Cutty Cutshall's ...Read full review
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