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Doc Cheatham

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: June 13, 1905 | Died: June 2, 1997    

Doc Cheatham

One of the very last survivors of the early days of jazz, trumpeter Adolphus “Doc” Cheatham attracted attention from the historically- inclined right up to his death in 1997 at the age of 91. His career recapitulated much of the history of jazz as a whole: he came of age hearing and playing with the New Orleans masters of the music's classic period; he participated in the big band movement that defined jazz in the 1930s; after the Second World War he affiliated himself with popular Latin dance orchestras on one hand and appeared with select, connoisseur-oriented small-group jazz combos on the other. As if defying time, his later recordings and performances were his best, and it was toward the end of his life that he allowed himself more often to step into the spotlight as a soloist....
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    Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton

    Heads Up International
    1997
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    Swinging Down In New Orleans

    Heads Up International
    1994
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    Dear Doc …

    Heads Up International
    1992
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    Echoes Of Harlem

    Heads Up International
    1987
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    Black Beauty

    Heads Up International
    1980
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    Harlem On Parade 77

    Heads Up International
    1977
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    Doc & Sammy

    Heads Up International
    1976
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