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Tempo De Brazilia
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I've Got The World On A String
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Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From me
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Blue Room
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I Didn't Know About You

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Jimmy Hamilton

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A longtime member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Jimmy Hamilton's cool vibrato-less tone and advanced style (which was ultimately influenced by bop) initially bothered some listeners more accustomed to Barney Bigard's warmer New Orleans sound, but Hamilton eventually won them over with his brilliant playing. As opposed to how he sounded on clarinet, Hamilton's occasional tenor playing was gutsy and emotional. Prior to joining Ellington, he had worked with Lucky Millinder, Jimm... Read more

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