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Body And Soul
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46 West 52
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Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You?
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On The Sunny Side Of The Street
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Monday At Minton's, No.3

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Chu Berry was considered one of the top tenor saxophonists of the 1930s, just below Coleman Hawkins (his main influence), Lester Young, and Ben Webster. Particularly strong on up-tempo numbers (although his ballad statements could be overly sentimental), Berry might have become an influential force if he had not died prematurely. After playing alto in college, he switched to tenor in 1929 when he joined Sammy Stewart's band. In 1930, he moved to New York, playing with Benny Cart... Read more

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