An amazing trumpeteer, he was part of the Benny Goodman band that played Carnegie in 1938, but severed his ties with them later that same year. James could play any part of any the band's arrangements from memory and could mimic Miles Davis with stunning accuracy. Check out 'Record Session '39-'42' on Hep Records and 'Jazz Masters 55: Harry James' on Verve (with a cover of Davis' Walkin').

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