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Artie Shaw

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I have read that Wynton has met Artie Shaw.  I have been looking for any comments from Wynton on the life and legacy of Artie Shaw, although a clarinetist, a seminal influence on Big Band music and the first white musician to hire Billie Holliday as the lead singer for his band in the 30’s.  Even before he recorded “Begin the Beguine”.

     
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Artie was great.