Eddie Durham
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Eddie Durham introduced the electric guitar into jazz music. It was a slow incremental process that started in Kansas City, when Durham was playing in Bennie Moten's orchestra, and continued in Jimmi Lunceford's band to finally return to Kansas City, with a combo that was drawn from the Count Basie orchestra: the Kansas City Five, formed in 1938 with trumpeter Buck Clayton, drummer Jo Jones, bassist Walter Page and rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, featured Eddie Durham's electric guitar as a replacement for Count Basie's piano. The Kansas City Six were augmented by Lester Young on clarinet and tenor sax. Durham composed for Basie's groups and orchestras: John's Idea (july 1937), Time Out (august 1937), Topsy (august 1937), Out The Window (october 1937), Sent For You Yesterday (february 1938), Swinging The Blues (february 1938), Every Tub (february 1938). (Translation by/ Tradotto da xxx)

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