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Tadley Ewing Peake (Tadd) Dameron (February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Dameron was the most influential arranger of the bebop era, but also wrote charts for swing and hard bop players. The bands he arranged for included those of Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Jimmie Lunceford, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, and Sarah Vaughan. Dameron composed…

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  • "Mating Call", which should be tagged as by [artist]Tadd Dameron with John Coltrane [/artist] is currently redirect to John Coltrane. It would be good if people could go and vote for the two-person tag as being correct; it's clearly credited to both of them, and it's absurd to have it redirect to Coltrane (slightly better, but still absurd to have it redirect here).
  • His 'Big Ten' came before Miles Davis's nonet.
  • Trumpet? I'm impressed by how he makes it sound like a piano. Genius!

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