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"A La Bridges", by the Harlan Leonard Orchestra, feat. Fred Beckett on trombone

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A-La-Bridges, arranged by Tadd Dameron, featuring an exquisite trombone solo by Fred Beckett (1917-1946), who, tragically, died of tuberculosis during military service. The great J.J. Johnson described Fred Beckett as "the first trombonist I ever heard play in a manner other than the usual sliding, slurring, lip trilling or 'gut bucket' style. He had tremendous facilities for linear improvisation" (Leonard Feather, "The Book of Jazz").