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Frank Tate

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    b. 18 July 1943, Washington, DC, USA. Growing up on Long Island, Tate began playing trumpet and was a neighbour of pianist Art Hodes. When he was 23 he began doubling on bass but played trumpet professionally in North Carolina in a band led by Bert Massengale. When Tate later rejoined the band there was no vacancy for a trumpet player so he played bass instead. He continued to advance his bass playing, studying with Michael Moore. In the late 60s Tate was briefly outside music b... Read more

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