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Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Born: March 27, 1906

Pee Wee Russell - clarinet (1906 - 1969)

Clarinetist Pee Wee Russell is one of those unique players that comes along only once in a lifetime, squawking his way quite expressively in an unpredictable fashion, carving out his own distinctive voice.

Pee Wee was born Charles Ellsworth Russell in St. Louis and began playing clarinet in Muskogee Oklahoma which is famous for giving the jazz world pianist Jay McShann. Pee Wee's career in jazz began in the early 1920's in Chicago with Bix Beiderbecke and Frank Trumbauer, cutting his first sides with Red Nichols and his Five Pennies in 1929. The band also featured Glenn Miller and Jack Teagarden on trombones, Bud Freeman on tenor sax and Eddie Condon on guitar....
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Featured recording “Ask Me Now”

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Impulse!
1963
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    Portrait Of Pee Wee

    Empire Musicwerks
    2006
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    Ask Me Now!

    Impulse!
    2003
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    Ask Me Now

    Impulse!
    2003
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    The Individualism Of Pee Wee Russell

    Ember Records
    1978
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    Salute To Newport: Featuring Pee Wee Russell

    Ember Records
    1978
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    The Spirit Of '67

    Ember Records
    1972
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    Pee Wee Russell

    Ember Records
    1969
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