Lee Katzman

Lee Katzman

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Lee Katzman's way around a high note got him jobs in many big bands and at least 75 recording dates since 1947, yet that is not why every other jazz musician is jealous of him. The real reason is his surname, easily interpreted as a combination of two short words that in their slang form represent as much as 50 percent of the total vocabulary of musicians in this genre, "cats" and "man." "Kid" would have been more appropriate than "man" when this artist began working in Chicago ... Read more

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