This day (June 2, 1997), in New York City, New York, died Adolphus Anthony Cheatham a.k.a Doc Cheatham, a jazz trumpeter,
Wikipedia : This day (June 2, 1997), in New York City, New York, died Adolphus Anthony Cheatham a.k.a Doc Cheatham, a jazz trumpeter,
@Jazzhouse : Cheatham’s very longevity contributed to his eventual recognition as an important soloist in a style which derived from Louis Armstrong, but was peppered with his own distinctive leanings, acquired over a widely varied career.
@allmusic : Doc Cheatham was without question the greatest 90-year old trumpeter of all time; in fact, no brass player over the age of 80 had ever played with his power, range, confidence, and melodic creativity.
@last.fm : Doc Cheatham’s career reaches back to the early ’20s, when he played in vaudeville theaters backing such traveling singers as Bessie Smith and Clara Smith. He moved to Chicago, recorded with Ma Rainey (on soprano sax), played with Albert Wynn, subbed for Louis Armstrong (his main idol), and had his own group in 1926.