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Roswell Rudd (born Roswell Hopkins Rudd, Jr. in Sharon, Connecticut, on November 17, 1935) is an American jazz trombonist. Although skilled in all styles of jazz (including dixieland, which he performed while in college), he is known primarily for his work in free and avant-garde jazz. Since 1962 Rudd has worked extensively with saxophonist Archie Shepp, a close friend.

Rudd participated in key free jazz recordings, notably…

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  • "Roswell Rudd" is a very huge record.
  • truly one of the jazz greats...
  • My favorite trombonist? Maybe.

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