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Samuel Aaron Bell (April 24, 1921, Muskogee, Oklahoma - July 28, 2003, New York, NY) was an American jazz double-bassist. As a child, Bell played piano, and learned brass instruments in high school. He attended Xavier University, where he began playing bass, and graduated in 1942; following this he joined the Navy, completing his service in 1946. He was a member of Andy Kirk's band in 1946 but enrolled at NYU in 1947. After completing a master's degree he joined Lucky… read more

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