Benny Powell

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        Benny Powell was a journeyman trombonist whose bold sound bridged bebop and swing. His work employed the vocal color of great swing trombonists and the technical fluidity of bop practitioners. Powell played both tenor trombone and the bigger-bored bass trombone, broadening the colors he brought to an ensemble. Known nearly exclusively as a sideman, he made valuable contributions to several notable bands, ranging from the rocking swing of Lionel Hampton to the roots-informed avan... Read more

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