Dupree Bolton

Real Name:
Dupree Ira Lewis Bolton
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Jazz trumpeter, born 1920s in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Played in Buddy Johnson's orchestra in 1944, joined Benny Carter's big band in 1945, disappeared form music scene in 1946 due to drug abuse, re-emerged in 1959, recording with Harold Land, disappeared again, worked with Curtis Amy in 1962-1963, with Bobby Hutcherson in 1967, followed by prison sentences resulting in an absence of 15 years.
"His few recordings reveal Bolton to have been a brilliant and stylish player; a mysterious figure, his reputation has, if anything, been enhanced by his tormented private life and obsessive personal secrecy." (Chris Sheridan, The New Grove dictionary of jazz, 1988)
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Albums

PJ-70 Dupree Bolton - Katanga! album art Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton - Katanga! (Album) Pacific Jazz PJ-70 US 1963 Sell This Version

Compilations

UPCD 27.56 Dupree Bolton - Fireball album art Dupree Bolton Fireball(CD, Comp) Uptown Records (2) UPCD 27.56 US 2008 Sell This Version