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1944-1951

A distinctive trumpeter who fit into both New Orleans jazz and swing settings, Sidney DeParis was particularly expert with mutes. He worked with Charlie Johnson's Paradise Ten (1926-1931), Don Redman (1932-1936 and 1939), Zutty Singleton (1939-1941), Benny Carter (1940-41), and Art Hodes (1941) and recorded on the famed Panassie sessions (1938) and with Jelly Roll Morton (1939) and Sidney Bechet (1940). DeParis recorded some highly enjoyable and freewheeling sessions as a leader in 1944 (for Commodore and Blue Note) and for Blue Note in 1951. He played with his brother Wilbur DeParis' New New Orleans Jazz Band throughout the 1950s before ill health forced his retirement in the 1960s. ~ Scott Yanow

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