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Tommy Dorsey
(1905-56)
American jazz trombonist, trumpeter, composer, and bandleader of the Big Band era




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"My greatest teacher was not a vocal coach, not the work of other singers, but the way Tommy Dorsey breathed and phrased on the trombone."
-- Frank Sinatra

"I wish you wouldn't make the strings such an important part of your arrangements because frankly they're only a tax dodge!”
-- Tommy Dorsey to Nelson Riddle

"Tommy Dorsey would walk up to you if you had a tuxedo on and make sure you didn't have on white socks."
-- Louis Bellson

"Tommy Dorsey was the last of the band leaders... He was ahead of his time; if he got drunk, he got difficult, but then who the hell isn't difficult when you get drunk."
-- Dick Haymes

"Bebop has set music back twenty years."
-- Tommy Dorsey





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