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Although born and raised in Massachusetts, trumpeter Max Kaminsky made his big splash in Chicago in the late 20s, and later New York, with such luminaries as Eddie Condon, Gene Krupa, Bud Freeman, and Jimmy McPartland. In Jazz Band, Kaminsky provides priceless recollections of these and other colleagues like Bix Beiderbecke ("I love the way he plays, but I can't stand the way he lives."); Pee Wee Russell (."..a shy, mournful-looking man, suffering the tortures of the extremely sensitive..."); Tommy Dorsey ("Working with ...

Jazz Band: My Life in Jazz 1981, Da Capo Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780306801358

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