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Uan Rasey: Hollywood trumpet legend has died

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Uan Rasey Uan Rasey (August 21, 1921—September 26, 2011), the renowned trumpet player best known for his studio recordings, has passed away.

Uan was the first trumpet of the MGM film studios orchestra from 1949 until the early 1970s, and performed on nearly every MGM film score from the late 1940s until the early 1970s, along with film scores from many other motion picture studios.

Some of his career highlights include An American in Paris, Singin' in the Rain, and West Side Story and known for the “Theme From 'Chinatown.'"


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