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Scott Joplin
1868 - 1917
  • Serge Chaloff   b. 1923
    Serge Chaloff
    Serge Chaloff
    sax, baritone
  • Wild Bill Davis   b. 1918
    Wild Bill Davis
    Wild Bill Davis
    1918 - 1995
    organ, Hammond B3
  • Al Cohn   b. 1925
    Al Cohn
    Al Cohn
    1925 - 1988
    sax, tenor
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