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Symphonic Tribute to Ella & Louis

Symphonic Tribute to Ella & Louis

By Jerome Langston   When virtuoso trumpet player and singer, Byron Stripling, was just a young-un in his twenties, he had the unique honor of being lead trumpeter and soloist in the iconic Count Basie Orchestra, which at the time was led by Thad Jones and Frank Foster. This interests me mainly because of the

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