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Spanier, Muggsy (1901 - 1967), cornetist, leader

J.R. Taylor and Barry Kernfeld

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 Chicago, 9 Nov 1901; d Sausalito, CA, 12 Feb 1967). American cornetist and leader. Whyatt (1995) discovered that Spanier was born in 1901, not 1906, as widely given; the social security death index confirms 1901. From around 1910, after his parents separated, he grew up in an orphanage, which proved to be a hateful experience, although he was afforded an opportunity to play drums and then cornet; when

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