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November 22, 1990
Lee Castle, a trumpeter in the jazz tradition of Louis Armstrong and Bunny Berigan and who was featured in many of the great bands of the 1930s and '40s, has died in a Florida hospital, it was learned Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., said Castle--most recently leader of the Jimmy Dorsey band--was 75 when he died Friday following a heart attack.
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November 22, 1990
Lee Castle, a trumpeter in the jazz tradition of Louis Armstrong and Bunny Berigan and who was featured in many of the great bands of the 1930s and '40s, has died in a Florida hospital, it was learned Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., said Castle--most recently leader of the Jimmy Dorsey band--was 75 when he died Friday following a heart attack.
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February 5, 1989 | BILL HUGHES, Hughes is a 30-year veteran travel writer living in Sherman Oaks
The grandparent and grandchild vacation concept has become very popular in the last few years, with a variety of often exotic and expensive tours regularly available. Now the Sierra Nevada Inn at Mammoth Lakes has a close-to-home, four-day/three-night package at reasonable rates. Starting in early April and running through November, the year-round resort's "Mammoth Memories" program is designed to appeal to both generations, while creating a closer bond between grandparents and grandchildren.
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January 12, 1991 | DIRK SUTRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Big Band leader Jimmy Dorsey died in 1957, but his legacy survives through the many incarnations of his band. The 1991 version plays San Diego this Sunday night at the San Diego Sports Arena as part of a coast-to-coast tour called the Big Band Jamboree. Special guests include Terry Gibbs on vibes, singer Fran Jeffries and the vocal group String of Pearls. For sax and clarinet man Henry Cuesta, who conducts the band and re-creates Jimmy Dorsey's solos, this tour is a dream come true.
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December 23, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER, Leonard Feather is The Times' jazz critic.
For the 26th annum, the time has arrived to consider the hits and misses, the triumphs and trials of what well may have been the most active year in jazz history. The activity may not have been at a new peak qualitatively, but in terms of the number of people involved at every level--as professionals or students, musicians or critics--the year was surely without precedent. Many of the precedents were set in that prime focal point of jazz activity: Japan.
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August 21, 1988 | LEONARD FEATHER
Glenn Miller died in 1944. Artie Shaw gave up playing his clarinet forever in 1954. Tommy Dorsey died in 1956, his brother Jimmy the next year. We lost Gene Krupa in 1973, Duke Ellington in 1974, Harry James in 1983, Count Basie in 1984 and Buddy Rich and Woody Herman last year. Yet today their bands--or bands bearing their names--are still alive and busy.
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