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Shepherd, Shep (<i>born</i> 1917), drummer, arranger

Howard Rye

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 Honduras, 19 Jan 1917). American drummer and arranger. He grew up in Philadelphia and was conservatory-trained. From 1932 to 1941 he worked with the bandleader Jimmy Gorham in and around Philadelphia, and in 1941–2 he played with Benny Carter. He also recorded with Artie Shaw in June 1941. After military service (1943–6) he worked extensively as an arranger, undertook a short tour with Cab Calloway (1946), played with Buck Clayton

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