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This Day in History: 1950-09-05

Al Killian, American jazz trumpeter, played with the big bands of Claude Hopkins, Count Basie (1940-3), Lionel Hampton (1945), led own band, toured with Norman Granz’s Jazz at the Philharmonic, known for powerful high register, joined Duke Ellington Orchestra (1948-50), died in L.A., murdered by psychopathic landlord.

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