Willie Cook

Born 11 November 1923. Died 22 September 2000
Willie Cook
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Willie Cook

Willie Cook Biography (Wikipedia)

Willie Cook (November 11, 1923 – September 22, 2000) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Cook was born in Tangipahoa, Louisiana, on November 11, 1923. He grew up in Chicago and learned to play violin before settling on trumpet as a teenager. He joined King Perry's band in the late 1930s, then joined Jay McShann's band early in the 1940s. His later credits include performing and recording with Johnny Hartman, Earl Hines, Jimmie Lunceford, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, B.B. King, and Count Basie. He joined Ellington's band in October 1951 as lead trumpeter and stayed for a decade. He moved to Sweden in 1982 after spending time in the country touring. He died of heart failure in Maria Regina Hospice in Stockholm on September 22, 2000.

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Duke Ellington
Star Crossed Lovers
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Star Crossed Lovers
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra & Dizzy Gillespie
Manteca
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Manteca

Manteca

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Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Dizzy Gillespie
Duke Ellington
Take The A Train
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Take The A Train
Britt Woodman
Star Spangled Banner
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Star Spangled Banner
Duke Ellington
Lady Mac
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Lady Mac
Duke Ellington
Up and Down, Up and Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down)
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Up and Down, Up and Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down)
Duke Ellington
Battle Royal
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Battle Royal
Duke Ellington
Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue (Live At Newport 1956)
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Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue (Live At Newport 1956)
Duke Ellington
Perdido
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Perdido
John Sanders, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Clark Terry, Willie Cook, William "Cat" Anderson, Ray Nance, Harold Baker, Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman & Jimmy Hamilton
Take The A Train
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Take The A Train

Take The A Train

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John Sanders, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Clark Terry, Willie Cook, William "Cat" Anderson, Ray Nance, Harold Baker, Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman & Jimmy Hamilton
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