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Willie Cook (Trumpet)
Born: 11th November 1923, Tangipahoa, Louisiana,
Died: 22nd September 2000, Stockholm
Willie Cook was an American jazz trumpeter.
Cook was born in Tangipahoa, Louisiana, on November 11, 1923. He grew up in Chicago and learned to play violin before settling on trumpet as a teenager. He joined King Perry's band in the late 1930s, then joined Jay McShann's band early in the 1940s. His later credits include performing and recording with Johnny Hartman, Earl Hines, Jimmie Lunceford, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, B.B. King, and Count Basie.