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Jimmy Cleveland

One of the finest trombonists to emerge during the 1950s, Jimmy Cleveland has been overlooked since moving to Los Angeles in the late '60s. He started on trombone when he was 16, and his first important job was with Lionel Hampton (1950-1953). After Hampton's European tour of 1953, Cleveland became a busy freelance musician in New York, making many recording sessions (including with Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Evans, Oliver Nelson, Oscar Pettiford, Lucky Thompson, James Moody, and Gerry Mulligan). He toured… Show more

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Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1989)
Himself (trombonist, Thelonious Monk Octet)
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Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser (1988)