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Another of the musicians who excelled on mutes in the Ellington band, Booty Wood provided humorous, effective, and exuberant trombone solos with the plunger, and several solid unmuted ones. He began his professional career in the late '30s and worked with Tiny Bradshaw and Lionel Hampton in the early '40s. Wood played in a Navy band with Clark Terry, Willie Smith, and Gerald Wilson, then reteamed with Hampton after his discharge. He joined Arnett Cobb's small band in 1947 and 19... Read more

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