NPR profiles the multi-instrumentalist Buddy Collette:
William Marcel Collette was born on Aug. 8, 1921, in the Watts district of Los Angeles. Along with saxophonist Dexter Gordon, bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Chico Hamilton, he helped keep jazz alive in the city’s historic Central Avenue neighborhood. Buddy also played an important role in the development of the cool jazz movement.
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