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us: Procope, Russell, 1908-1981

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        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
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        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Chick Webb Band
        • Organization: (naf) John Kirby Sextet
        • Organization: (naf) Duke Ellington Orchestra
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        (naf) Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra
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        (naf) Chick Webb Band
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        (naf) John Kirby Sextet
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        (naf) Duke Ellington Orchestra
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    • found: Kirby, J. Intimate swing [SR] 1958?: container (Russell Procope, alto sax)
    • found: OCLC 13236498 (hdg.: Procope, Russell, 1908-1981)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Procope, Russell; b. Aug. 11, 1908, New York, d. Jan. 21, 1981, New York; alto saxophonist and clarinetist)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 12, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Procope, Russell; jazz musician, clarinetist, saxophonist; born 11 August 1908 in New York, New York, United States; his first major influence in jazz was the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra (1924); joined the Charlie Skeete's group (1927-1928) and Chick Webb's band (1935-1937); was soloist of John Kirby's sextet (1938-1943); enlisted in the army, stationed in New York (1943-1945); worked with Duke Ellington Orchestra (1945-1974); played in the show Ain't Misbehavin' and led a group called Ellingtonia; died 21 January 1981 in New York, New York, United States)
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