Doc Cheatham

Doc Cheatham

Doc Cheatham

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Dinah
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Never Swat a Fly
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Avalon
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Jada
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You're Lucky to Me

Albums

  • Live at the Windsor Jazz Series 1981

    May 2016 • 10 songs

  • It's a Good Life

    Mar 2016 • 8 songs

  • Nonette in Rare Rehearsal

    Mar 2016 • 25 songs

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  • Doc Cheatham

  • Biography

    Doc Cheatham was without question the greatest 90-year old trumpeter of all time; in fact, no brass player over the age of 80 had ever played with his power, range, confidence, and melodic creativity. Most trumpeters fade while in their 60s due to the physical difficulty of their instrument, but Cheatham did not truly find himself as a soloist until he was nearly 70. Doc Cheatham's career reaches back to the early '20s, when he played in vaudeville theaters backing such traveling singers as Bessie Smith and Clara Smith. He moved to Chicago, recorded with Ma Rainey (on soprano...

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