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Influential Bop Trombonist Eddie Bert, 1922-2012

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Pioneering bebop trombonist Eddie Bert passed away on September 28 at the age of 90. Bert appeared on 336 recording sessions and was known for an aggressive style that made him a studio regular from the ‘40s onward.

Bert performed with Dizzy Gillespie and Woody Herman, as well as in the Army band led by bill Finegan during World War II. His most well-known solo, in June Christy’s version of “How High on the Moon,” was recorded in New York in 1947.

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