Aaron Bell

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        Though he studied at Xavier University and played in many New Orleans bands, Aaron Bell was no traditionalist. He was rather one of the best bassists ever in the Duke Ellington band; his powerful lines and graceful, yet sturdy support provided a rich presence in the rhythm section alongside drummer Sam Woodyard and the Duke on piano. Bell was in the Navy from 1942 to 1946, then worked with Andy Kirk in 1947. He returned to his native Oklahoma and taught music before resuming his... Read more

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