Trumpet Story

  • Authors
  • Bill┬áColeman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Bill Coleman
    Pages 1-17
  3. Bill Coleman
    Pages 18-31
  4. Bill Coleman
    Pages 32-41
  5. Bill Coleman
    Pages 42-47
  6. Bill Coleman
    Pages 48-70
  7. Bill Coleman
    Pages 71-82
  8. Bill Coleman
    Pages 83-102
  9. Bill Coleman
    Pages 103-119
  10. Bill Coleman
    Pages 120-136
  11. Bill Coleman
    Pages 137-150
  12. Bill Coleman
    Pages 151-163
  13. Bill Coleman
    Pages 164-192
  14. Bill Coleman
    Pages 193-202
  15. Bill Coleman
    Pages 203-218
  16. Bill Coleman
    Pages 219-229
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 230-259

About this book


Bill Coleman was one of the most important jazz trumpeters of the swing era. Born in France in 1909, he moved to New York in 1927. Over the next few years he made his name playing with many of the top bandleaders, including Luis Russell, Benny Carter and Fats Waller. In 1935 he returned to France and performed with Lucky Millinder. He spent the war years in New York, playing with, among others, Andy Kirk, Mary Lou Williams, Sy Oliver and Billy Kyle, before returning to Paris in 1941 to lead his own band. Bill Coleman toured widely and the book contains fascinating anecdotes about his trips to India, Egypt, the Philippines and Japan. He died in 1981 and Trumpet Story was published in French in that year.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-09983-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-09981-8
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