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Billy Butterfield Joins Andy Bartha: Take Me to the Land of Jazz

Billy Butterfield, one of the great jazz trumpeters, is seldom mentioned these days, so this 1970s appearance with a Florida traditional band is a welcome reminder of his brilliance. He had unforgettable solos on recordings of “Stardust” with Artie Shaw, “I’m Free (What’s New?)” with Bob Crosby and with Eddie Condon a gorgeous half-chorus following Jack Teagarden on “When Your Lover Has Gone.” He did sterling work with Shaw’s Gramercy Five and with the World’s Greatest Jazz Band.

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