Chu Berry

Chu Berry

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Leon Brown "Chu" Berry (September 13, 1908, Wheeling, West Virginia - October 30, 1941, Conneaut, Ohio) was an American swing tenor saxophonist. " Considering the brevity of Chu's life, and that his recording career spans a mere decade, it is remarkable that his name continues to loom large in the annals of jazz. Had he lived, there is no doubt that he would be ensconced in the jazz pantheon alongside Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. He was that good. - Dan Morgenstern, director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University " . " Berry got his much-misspelled moniker (Choo, Chew) from musicians, because he chewed on his mouthpiece or had Fu Manchu facial hair or both. - Gary Giddins, jazz historian Berry graduated from Lincoln High School, in Wheeling, then attended West Virginia State College, near Charleston, for three years. His stepsister played piano and Chu became interested in music at an early age, playing alto saxophone at first with local bands. He was inspired to take up the tenor sax after hearing Coleman Hawkins on tour. Although Berry based his style on Hawkins' playing, the older man regarded Berry as his equal, saying "'Chu' was about the best."show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134979074
  • 9786134979078