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Bunny Berigan

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: November 2, 1908 | Died: June 2, 1942    

Bunny Berigan

Bernard “Bunny” Berigan left his mark, whether leading his own band or sparking someone else's. Berigan was one of the top three trumpet soloists during the Big Band era and one of the few who had an original style not in the mold of Louis Armstrong. “No one ever played like he played,” Joe Aguanno, a trumpeter who worked with the Berigan outfit in 1939-40, remembers. “The sound was so rich and so soulful. There's something that us trumpet players used to hear in Bunny. When he would attack a certain note, it would sound . . . it makes you cry. The sound that came out of Bunny's horn was just like the type of person he was. He was such a fine,lovable guy... a big man, nice-looking.”...
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    The Pied Piper (1934-40)

    America Records
    1995
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    The Chronological Bunny Berigan 1936-1937

    America Records
    1994
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    The Complete Bunny Berigan, Volume III

    America Records
    1990
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    The Complete Bunny Berigan, Volume Two

    America Records
    1986
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    Giants Of Jazz - Bunny Berigan

    America Records
    1982
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    The Indispensable Bunny Berigan

    America Records
    1982
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    I Can't Get Stated

    America Records
    1978
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