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Lawrence Brown
trombone: swing, big band

Lawrence Brown decided to play trombone because he could get it to sound like a cello. He was a member of Duke Ellington's orchestra from 1932 to 1951. Later he jammed with Johnny Hodges' orchestra and became a studio paler for CBS. He rejoined Ellington in 1960 and stayed with him until 1970, when he left jazz music and worked for the government.