Gene DiNovi

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        Major influences: Teddy Wilson, Mel Powell, Ellis Larkins, and Duke Ellington. As a precocious 15-year-old, Gene DiNovi worked in 1943 with bandleader Henry Jerome, who was at that time preparing to convert his Hal Kemp-styled dance band into a modern bop ensemble. DiNovi's transition from swing to bop manifested itself in recordings with Chicago-style clarinetist Joe Marsala and progressive clarinet/tenor man Aaron Sachs. In December of 1947, while working at the Three Deuces w... Read more

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