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Dial: Harry (dm & voc) and Harvey (tp) were brothers
Dixon: Joseph "Joe" (cl & sax) and Gus (tb) were brothers
Dodds: Warren "Baby" (dm) and his older brother Johnny (cl) were related to the Robichaux-family
Dodgion: Dorothy "Dotty" - née Giaimo - (dm & voc) and Jerry (ss & as & fl) are a couple
Dukoff: Bob (ts) was married to singer Ann Boyer
Doky: Christian (b) and his brother Niels (p) from Denmark
Dominique: Anatie "Natty" (co) was the uncle of Don Albert (tp) and the cousin of Barney Bigard (cl & ts)
Donald: Barbara Kay (tp & voc & sax & tb & leader) married the Norwegian piano-player Ole Calmeyer and is the wife of Sonny Simmons (as)
Donaldson: drummer Robert Stanley "Bobby" was the younger brother of the musical director of the Fats Waller-Show Don
Donato: Michael Andre (b & p) is the son of Ronald (ts) and the nephew of Marice (p)
Dorsey: Jimmy (cl & as) and the younger brother Tommy (tb)
Douglas: Tommy (leader), Roy, Bill and Buck (all sax & cl) were brothers
Dowd: St.Louis based bandleader Eva D. was the mother of Jimmy Forrest (ts)
Draper: Raymond Allen "Ray" (tuba) is the son of Barclay (tp)
Drew: Kenny and Kenny, Jr. (both on piano)
Driscoll: Reg (tp) is the father of singer Julie Tippetts
Drootin: russian-born Drummer Benjamin "Buzzy" Drootin is the older brother of Al(bert) (cl & leader)
DuCogne: Peter (sax & cl & cello), Adolphus (p), Albert (tp) and Earl (ts) were brothers
Dudek: Gerhard Rochus "Gerd" (ts & as & cl & fl & shennai) is the brother of Ossi (tp)
Dudziak: Urszula (voc) it the wife of Michal Urbaniak (viol & ts & leader)
Dulfer: Hans (ts) and his daughter Candy (as) from Netherlands
Dunn: Johnny (tp) was the brother-in-law of Floyd Campbell (dm)
Dupree: "Champion" Jack (p & voc) and his son Cornell (g)
Duran: Edward Lozano "Eddie" (g), Carlos (b) and Manual (p) were brothers
Durham: Eddie (tb & g & arr) was the most prominent of a large musical family: his brothers Joe (b), Allen (tb), Roosevelt (violin & p & g), Earl (p), Clyde (b) and Sylvester (p & organ) were professional musicians working probably mainly in Texas
Dutrey: Honoré (tb) was the younger brother of Peter (violin) and Sam sr. (cl) and the uncle of Sam jr. (cl & sax)
Dworzak: composer Antonin was the great-uncle of Axel Melhardt (voc & list maker)
Edwards: Sumner Leslie "King" (b & tuba) was the brother of Maceo (tp)
Ehmsen: Udo (bjo & g & tp) is the cousin of Thomas Nell (tp)
Ehrenreich:40-years bigband-leader Teddy (cl & as) with his son Alex (ts)
Eldridge: Roy David "Little Jazz" (tp & voc) and his older brother Joseph "Joe" (as) - they were the cousins of Reunald Jones (tp)
Elgart: The brothers Les (tp) & Larry (as) were both bandleaders
Elias: brasilian piano-player Eliane married Randy Brecker (tp)
Ellington: Edward "Duke" (p & leader) and son Mercer (tp & leader) and grandsons Paul Mercer (leader) and Edward II (g)
Ellis: Seger (p & voc) was marrried to singer Irene Taylor
Ertegun: the turkish-born brothers Ahmet & Nesuhi were both important jazz-record-producers
Ervin: Telleferro II "Booker" (ts) was the son of Telleferro I (tb) who played with Buddy Tate
Erwin: George "Pee Wee" (tp) was the son of James O. (tp)
Erwing: Harris (sax), Jim (p & leader) and Chester (g) were the key-members of the "Erwing Brothers Band" from Alabama
Escovedo: Pete (sax & vibes & perc), his younger brothers Coke (perc) and Phil (b), his wife Juanita (voc) and his children Sheila (perc) & Peter Michael (perc) and Zina (voc)
Eskelin: Ellery (ts) is the son of hammond organist Bobbie Lee
Etienne: reed-player Thomas l'Etienne is married to New Orleans singer Lillian Boutté
Eubanks: Duane (tp) and his brothers Robin (tb) and Kevin (g) are the nephews auf the Bryant-brothers
Ewell: Donald Tynan "Don" (p) and Ed Lynch (tb) were brothers
Farmer: the great Art (tp & flugelhorn & flumpet) was the twin-brother of Addison (b) and the father of Georgie (b)
I love jazz because when I was a kid pop music was bland, plain, uneventful until one day I heard a tune on a juke box entitled Jump Red Jump By Tenor Saxophonist Red Prysock brother of Arthur Prysock
I love jazz because when I was a kid pop music was bland, plain, uneventful until one day I heard a tune on a juke box entitled Jump Red Jump By Tenor Saxophonist Red Prysock brother of Arthur Prysock. It was love at first sight . This was when Blues, Soul / Gospel Style Music was becoming popular amongst kids as well as hip adults and featured Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner and The Payola era DJ's such as Alan Freed. Not many people remember that Freed's Rock n Roll Band of the 1950's was The Count Basie Orchestra featuring the Guy Singer Tony Bennett (Anthony DiBenedetto) who grew up in Astoria, NYNY right next to my Home Town Jackson Heights NYNY.
I was first exposed to jazz when I heard Red Prysock, Sam The Man Taylor & groups like the Chord Cats recording of Shaboom! It made the Crew Cuts look LAME! Now Jazz, Blues, Soul, Gospel was pretty much joined at the hip back then and I learned that the tasteful Music was featured on The African American Radio Stations which led me to DJ's Like The Bruce, Jocko Henderson, Tommy Dr. Jive Smalls and eventually Symphony Sid Torin, China Valles and Len Pace. This all took place during my high school years and the following years in NYNY and South Florida. I actually flew to Copenhagen Denmark in 1961 to see Stan Getz, (One of my top 3 heroes in the Music Bird, Pres & Getz not necessarily in that order). Sadly Getz had already left town and snuck back into NYNY where he played Birdland (Undoubtedly without a cabaret card due to smack addiction.) No problem for me as I worked for Pan American Airways at the time and enjoyed a 90% Employee Discount.
I met Thelonious Monk, Stan Kenton, Warne Marsh, Lenny Tristano, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Dr. Lonnie Smith, among many others over the years.
The best show I ever attended was The Randall's Island Jazz Festival NYNY 1960. Monk & Edward Ellington Kennedy AKA Duke, starred among numerous others. I can not recall the entire Line Up but Monk brought along his Hat Collection which at the time contained I believe he told me 33 or 35 international Hats which he periodically changed often during his Solos. I have been unable to find that roster for that particular festival and since it was long ago I remember mostly Monk & Duke. Paul Gonsalvas played his legendary trademark twenty something chorus solo in between Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue which was outstanding.
The first jazz record I bought was Firstly, my Bro George was / is a Marine and he sent home his wax collection of LP's from Camp Pendleton CA before deploying to Okinawa in 1956 I think. Bird, Getz, Mulligan & Baker, Erroll Garner, Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Jazz at Newport 1956 and many more. I fell in love with Bird, Getz and Jeru & Chet for openers. Pres to my mind takes the all time Tenor Award and Budo, Piano etc.! However I digress Getz Long Island Sound and every other Getz record that I could find that was 1957 by then and I snuck in to Birdland for the First of many times before I was 18 ( Legal drinking age back then) It wasn't until just after my 18th Birthday that I was carded much to the bouncers chagrin as he recognized me as having being an established customer by then.
My advice to new listeners: Listen to the Music and keep it in the forefront not the background. A Local Band Leader whose name escapes me once said to me Jerry you can make time for the chicks later the Music is in the now and is more important than chicks ever will be. He was correct!
Next see live performances and introduce yourself to the Players most of whom will be respectful. Some, however, are unapproachable such as when I saw Miles so many times but his obvious disdain for certain fans was evident and he always walked off the stage after soloing. (Eddie Jefferson sang words to So What that so indicated this)!