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Bill Stapleton was born in Blue Island, Illinois, on the 4th of May 1945. He died on the 14th of July in 1984, way too soon. I had the absolute pleasure of watching him play many times in Bill Holman's big band. He played on Woody Herman's albums, "Giant Steps" and "The Raven Speaks." You can see Bill Stapleton performing the John Coltrane piece, "Lazybird." albums on which he played include: THE RODGER FOX BIG BAND's "No Exit." STAN KENTON's "Horns of Plenty."Bill Stapleton is included in Scott Yanow's book, "Trumpet Kings: The Players Who Shaped the Sound of Jazz Trumpet."

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