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Al Viola

Viola studied guitar and followed jazz guitarists Charlie Christian and Oscar Moore before he was drafted in 1941. The Army placed him in a trio with a pianist and bassist, billed as “The Three Sergeants.” Page Cavanaugh replaced the original pianist and after discharge, the trio won a recording contract with RCA under his name.

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