Pee Wee Russell

Charles Ellsworth Russell, much better known by his nickname Pee Wee Russell, (March 27, 1906 – February 15, 1969) was a jazz musician. Early in his career he played clarinet and saxophones, but he eventually focused solely on clarinet. With a highly individualistic and spontaneous clarinet style that "defied classification", Russell began his career playing Dixieland jazz, but throughout his career incorporated elements of newer developments such as swing, bebop and free jazz.

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