Jazz guitarist known with the nickname Octopus due to his huge hands and who all released a lot more than 30 albums. He didn’t begin playing electric guitar until he was twenty-one years of age, but was playing skillfully within a season. He worked being a bandleader, launching an record between 1960 and 1975. He was survived by family when he passed away of esophageal cancers in 1998. He was a modern of Chet Atkins and almost as influential.
|1||Began playing guitar in 1942. Prior to that, he worked as a sign painter.|
|2||Noted for a fruitful collaboration in the 1950's with Red Norvo and Charles Mingus. Led his own trio by the end of the decade, recording for Blue Note and Verve Records.|
|3||Upon his death, his remains were interred at Old Collegiate Dutch Church Cemetery in New York City.|
|5||Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1996.|
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