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Thomas "Papa Mutt" Carey was an old-fashioned trumpeter who spoke of Buddy Bolden with reverence, made a point of honoring Freddie Keppard, and named Joe Oliver as a major inspiration, especially in the use of mutes. A longtime cohort of Kid Ory, he embodied the earliest stylistic manifestations of the jazz trumpet tradition. Born in Hahnville, LA, in 1891, Thomas Carey was the youngest of 17 offspring. He tried his hand at drumming, took up the guitar, and studied the peck horn... Read more

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