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An expressive, harmonically nuanced jazz trumpeter, John McNeil has carved a distinctive path over his 50-year career, moving ably between straight-ahead jazz, standards, and more avant-garde-leaning productions. Born in 1948 in Yreka, California, McNeil taught himself trumpet and learned to read music on his own. By his late teens the young trumpeter was playing in combos throughout Northern California; by the mid-'70s he was freelancing in New York City and gaining a reputatio... Read more

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