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Russell Procope

sax, as, cl, 1908-1981 US, New York City
Musician of Jazz

Russell Procope (August 11, 1908 – January 21, 1981), an American clarinettist and alto saxophonist, was known best for his long tenure in the reed section of Duke Ellington's orchestra, where he was one of its two signature clarinet soloists.

        
Instruments
  • Saxophone
  • Alto sax
  • Clarinet
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Almighty God on Second Sacred Concert by Duke Ellington
Swamp Goo - live on The Greatest Jazz Concert In The World by Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson
Tenderly on Ellington, Duke: Duke Ellington - The Forum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada by Duke Ellington
Take the A Train on Ellington, Duke: Duke Ellington - The Forum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada by Duke Ellington
The Mooche on Ellington, Duke: Duke Ellington - The Forum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada by Duke Ellington
The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues - Rehearsal 1 / 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
The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues - Rehearsal 6 / 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
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - In a Sentimental Mood - Mood Indigo - I'm Beginning to See the Light - Sophisticated Lady - Caravan - It Don't Mean A Thing - Solitude - C-Jam Blues - I Let A Song Go … on Ellington, Duke: Duke Ellington - The Forum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada by Duke Ellington
Creole love call on Duke Ellington in Sweden 1973 by Duke Ellington
How High The Moon: How high the Moon on Ellington, Duke: Duke Ellington - The Forum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada by Duke Ellington

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Butch's EncoreThe Butch Miles Sextet With Carmen Leggio & Russell Procope1979Album
The Persuasive Sax Of Russ ProcopeRussell Procope1956Album
The Swing Era Volume 1Teddy Hill And His NBC Orchestra1955Compil.
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