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Cootie Williams

Johnny Hodges

Harry Carney

Ben Webster

Jimmy Blanton

Billy Strayhorn

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baritone sax; in the band 1927-74; distinctive and ever present sound in the band

bass; in the band 1939-41; important soloist/melody player; raised level of performance on bass for every bass player that follows; very talented bow player; died at age 23 of tuberculosis

tenor sax; in the band 1940-49; very important sax soloist - only Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young are as important in this era

piano/composer/arranger; in the band 1938-67; Ellington's protégé and double; a great composer in his own right and very influential


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