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Document Details


Title: Tommy Turrentine
Local code: Sc Visual VRA-195
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Collection: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project
Description: Tommy Turrentine is a jazz trumpet player. Born April 22, 1928 in Philadelphia, he began his musical career as a teenager, performed and recorded most actively throughout the 1940s-60s, and is well known for his linear melodic style.
URL: http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/scl/MULTIMED/JAZZHIST/ttcat.htm
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Turrentine, Tommy, 1928-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 22-Apr-1928
Speaker place of birth: Philadelphia, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Jazz musician
Age at speaking: 65
Document location: New York, NY
Document date: 12-Aug-1993
Interviewer: Owens, Jimmy
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Chicago, IL; History; Illinois; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Music; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Jazz scene; Music history
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024718-26421