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        Roy Palmer had a raspy tone yet a fluid style on the trombone which he played quite percussively (reminiscent but not derivative of Kid Ory). No matter what the setting, Palmer's playing added excitement, joy and musicality to the situation yet he is largely forgotten today except by 1920's collectors. Palmer started out as a guitarist (playing in Roseal's Orchestra as early as 1906), switched to trumpet and then finally trombone. An early member of the New Orleans jazz scene, P... Read more

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