Jazz Musician of the Day: Doc Cheatham

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All About Jazz is celebrating Doc Cheatham's birthday today!

One of the very last survivors of the early days of jazz, trumpeter Adolphus “Doc" Cheatham attracted attention from the historically- inclined right up to his death in 1997 at the age of 91. His career recapitulated much of the history of jazz as a whole: he came of age hearing and playing with the New Orleans masters of the music\'s classic period; he participated in the big band movement that defined jazz in the 1930s... Read more.

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