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Buster Cooper

tb, *1929 US, St. Petersburg, Florida
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. George Cooper

George "Buster" Cooper (born April 4, 1929) is an American jazz trombonist.Cooper was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. He played in a territory band with Nat Towles in Texas in the late 1940s, and gigged with Lionel Hampton in 1953. He played in the house band at the Apollo Theater in New York City in the mid-1950s, and following this spent time with Benny Goodman. Late in the 1950s he and his brother Steve formed a unit, the Cooper Brothers Band. From 1962 to 1969 he was trombonist in Duke Ellington's Orchestra. In 1973 he moved to Los Angeles and played in various jazz orchestras there over the next several decades; among them were The Juggernaut and Bill Berry's L.A. band.

        
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Praise God And Dance on Second Sacred Concert by Duke Ellington
Tutti for Cootie on Duke Ellington Orchestra by Various Artists
Swamp Goo on Duke Ellington Orchestra by Various Artists
The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues - Complete Rehearsal Reading / Live At Cote D'Azur, France, 7/28/1966 on The Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington Cote D'Azur Concerts On Verve by Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington
La Plus Belle Africaine on Duke Ellington Orchestra by Various Artists
Johnny Come Lately on Duke Ellington Orchestra by Various Artists
Take the “a” Train on Duke Ellington Orchestra by Various Artists
A Chromatic Love Affair on Duke Ellington Orchestra by Various Artists
Eggo on Duke Ellington Orchestra by Various Artists
The Shepherd on Duke Ellington Orchestra by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
E-Bone-IxBuster Cooper & Thurman Green1998Album
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