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Doc Cheatham

One of the very last survivors of the early days of jazz, trumpeter Adolphus “Doc” Cheatham attracted attention from the historically- inclined right up to his death in 1997 at the age of 91. His career recapitulated much of the history of jazz as a whole: he came of age hearing and playing with the New Orleans masters of the music's classic period; he participated in the big band movement that defined jazz in the 1930s; after the Second World War he affiliated himself with popular Latin dance orchestras on one hand and appeared with select, connoisseur-oriented small-group jazz combos on the other. As if defying time, his later recordings and performances were his best, and it was toward the end of his life that he allowed himself more often to step into the spotlight as a soloist.

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Albums

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Doc Cheatham &...
Heads Up International
1997
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Swingin' Down in New Orleans
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Jazzology Records
1995
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Swinging Down In New...
Heads Up International
1994
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Dear Doc …
Heads Up International
1992
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Echoes Of Harlem
Heads Up International
1987
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Black Beauty
Heads Up International
1980
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