Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday: Tommy Dorsey!

Tommy Dorsey. (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956). Was a jazz trombonist, trumpeter, composer, and bandleader of the Big Band era. He was known as "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing", due to his smooth-toned trombone playing. He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. After Dorsey broke with his brother in the mid-1930s, he led a band from the late '30s into the 1950s. Dorsey had a reputation for being a perfectionist.

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