SEVEN HOT TRUMPETERS + 1, as captured in a magazine from 1946 (repost from November 2007)

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Playlist with all 7 hot brass men, portrayed above, featuring some of their best sounds.
(Note: For getting the most fun out of it, the blog owner recommends to open the playlist in another browser window.)

1. West End Blues (revisited) 3:10 Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra, 1939
2. Sobbin’ Blues 2:42 Bunk Johnson’s Jazz Band, 1920’s
3. Echoes Of Harlem (original) 3:01 Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, 1936
4. Echoes Of Harlem (revisited) 3:05 Cootie Williams & His Sextet, 1944
5. Subtle Slough aka Just Squeeze Me 3:21 Rex Stewart & His Orchestra, 1941
6. Little Jazz Boogie 2:50 Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra, 1946
7. Boo Woo 3:01 Harry James with Pete Johnson’s Boogie Woogie Trio, 1939
8. Things To Come 2:45 Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra, 1946

Seven Hot Trumpeters + 1

A boppin’ P.S. with Theodore ‘Fats’ Navarro, who was not yet prominent enough in 1946 for being featured in any magazine. — Anyway, this picture is so very hot that I couldn’t resist to post it here too.

9. Nostalgia 2:45 Fats Navarro with Tadd Dameron, 1947

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