Harry “sweets” Edison

Harry “Sweets” Edison (1915-1999), A master trumpet accompanist. Harry was born in Ohio, and raised in Kentucky. His uncle introduced him to music. At the age of 12, he took up the trumpet. He moved to New York in 1937 and joined Count Basie. He was a well-known soloist in the Basie Orchestra. He was first to be called “Sweets” by Lester Young. After playing with Basie for 13 year, he went on to pursue a variety of careers. i.e. – Orchestras, T.V. Redd Foxx’s musical director. He has recorded with Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra as well as Ella Fitzgerald and Ben Webster. In 1983 and 1992, Harry “Sweets” Edison received Jazz Society’s Tribute Honouree. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.

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