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Al Grey

Al Grey (June 6, 1925 – March 24, 2000) was a jazz trombonist who is most remembered for his association with the Count Basie orchestra. Grey is known for his plunger mute technique (comparable to Tricky Sam Nanton, Bob Hunt and Wycliffe Gordon), and also wrote an instructional book called Plunger Techniques. As states Scott Yanow in his artist biography on Allmusic, Al Grey's trademark phrases and often humorous use of the plunger mute long made him quite distinctive. After getting out of ... more on Wikipedia

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