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Jazz April Birthdays #7: Billie, Mongo and Freddie | April 7, 2013

Billie Holidaycredit:  biography.com

Billie Holiday
credit: biography.com

“No  two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t  music.” –Billie Holiday  1915-1959

Mongo Santamariacredit:  drummerworld.com

Mongo Santamaria
credit: drummerworld.com

“I sometimes tune the drums to the composition, but mostly I play by ear. The feeling is most important.”–Mongo Santamaria  1917-2003

Freddie Hubbardcredit: fourquartersent.com

Freddie Hubbard
credit: fourquartersent.com

“…you realize how many trumpet players are in the world, and to be accepted all over the world as contributing something to this music that maybe nobody else could play on, they like it, a smile comes to my face.” –Freddie Hubbard  1938-2008

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