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Compère, René (1906 - 1969), trumpeter

Robert Pernet

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Brussels, 28 Dec 1906; d Brussels, 24 April 1969). Belgian trumpeter. He first played in Brussels with the White Diamonds, led by the drummer Billy Smith (1923), then worked throughout Belgium with his own band, the New Royal Dance Orchestra. In 1929 he recorded as the leader of a trio which included Fernand Coppieters. After touring in several countries with the cabaret singer Josephine Baker, in 1936 he

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