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Pee Wee Russell

Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Born: March 27, 1906    

Pee Wee Russell

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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  • Portrait Of Pee Wee

    Empire Musicwerks
    2006
    BUY
  • Ask Me Now!

    Impulse!
    2003
    BUY
  • Ask Me Now

    Impulse!
    2003
    BUY
  • The Individualism Of Pee Wee Russell

    Ember Records
    1978
    BUY
  • Salute To Newport: Featuring Pee Wee Russell

    Ember Records
    1978
    BUY
  • The Spirit Of '67

    Ember Records
    1972
    BUY
  • Pee Wee Russell

    Ember Records
    1969
    BUY
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