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Pianist Gil Coggins had an extremely brief career in jazz but nonetheless managed to score the type of sideman credits everyone else wants--in other words, he made records with Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. "I knew Miles when he was a yard," the ultimate cool cat is supposed to brag, but Davis was actually only 16 years old when Coggins met him. The pianist was only two years Davis' senior at this point, an army soldier stationed at Jefferson Barracks near St. Lo... Read more

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