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Jazz trumpeter Ivor Mark Lloyd, better known as Snapper Lloyd, rose to prominence in the 1930’s with Joe Nesbitt’s Pennsylvanians; the leading competitor to the Ted Weems band in those days. His playing was technically flawless; he played lead as well as jazz horn and could handle any assignment. He was much in demand in the studio, and played on ...

Harold “Shorty” Baker (May 26, 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA – November 8, 1966 in New York City) was a jazz trumpeter. Harold “Shorty” Baker had a mellow sound and a lyrical style that was the modern successor to Arthur Whetsol in the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Originally a drummer, Baker switched to trumpet as a teenager. A fine section ...

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