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Carl Fontana Dies

Trombonist Carl Fontana (pictured), who created the “doodle-tonguing” technique, died October 9 in Las Vegas. He was 75. Fontana had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Big band fans will known Fontana through his work with Woody Herman (first with the Third Herd and again in 1966 for a State Department tour) and Stan Kenton (with whom he recorded 11 albums).

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