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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: December 4, 1904 | Died: June 14, 1980

A raucous and energetic trumpet player, Herman Autrey is best known for accompanying piano great Fats Waller on his famous Victor sessions, in the 1930’s.

Born into a musical family (his father and two brothers were musicians) Autrey first played alto horn before switching to trumpet. He played in the band led by Charlie Johnson, and then became a regular associate of Fats Waller. He recorded extensively with Waller, alongside drummer Harry Dial, guitarist Al Casey, and sax man Gene Sedric. He still found time to gig and record with many other leading bands of the day, including those led by Fletcher Henderson and Claude Hopkins....
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