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Cat Anderson

William Alonzo “Cat” Anderson grew from a childhood in the Jenkins Orphanage to become the acclaimed lead trumpet player with Duke Ellington and one of the most recognized high-note trumpet players of all time.

Born in Greenville, South Carolina, he was put in the orphanage after both his parents died during his childhood. He soon took on the name “Cat,” that would stick for the rest of his life, for his fighting style at the orphanage. His music career began on larger horns, like the trombone and baritone, but when he showed considerable talent, the orphanage granted his wish: he received his first trumpet.

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September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Cat Anderson!

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Albums

The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions
The Definitive Black...
Black & Blue
2000
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[no cover]
Ellingtonia
El Gallo Rojo
1982
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[no cover]
Old Folks
El Gallo Rojo
1980
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[no cover]
Cat Speaks
El Gallo Rojo
1977
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[no cover]
A Chat With Cat...
El Gallo Rojo
0
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[no cover]
Cat On A Hot Tin Horn
El Gallo Rojo
0
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