Charlie Barnet

    Charlie Barnet

    • Charlie Barnet
    Charlie Barnet

    Charlie Barnet

    • Charlie Barnet

    Charlie Barnet

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    Gigantes de las Big Band Vol. Xiv

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        Charlie Barnet was unusual in several ways. One of the few jazzmen to be born a millionaire, Barnet was a bit of a playboy throughout his life, ending up with a countless number of ex-wives and anecdotes. He was one of the few white big band leaders of the swing era to openly embrace the music of Duke Ellington (he also greatly admired Count Basie). Barnet was a pioneer in leading integrated bands (as early as 1935). And, although chiefly a tenor saxophonist (where he developed ... Read more

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