Willow Weep For Me

Harry “Sweets” Edison

London in 1964

This performance was filmed in Town Hall, London in 1964 and features Harry “Sweets” Edison, trumpet; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Jimmy Woode, bass; Papa Jo Jones, drums.

*American Jazz trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 10, 1915 and died July 27, 1999. He spent his early childhood in Kentucky, where he was introduced to music by his uncle. After moving back to Columbus at the age of 12, the young Edison began playing the trumpet with local bands.

*In 1933, Edison became a member of the “Jeter-Pillars Orchestra” in Cleveland, after which he went on to play with the “Mills Blue Rhythm Band” and “Lucky Millinder.” In 1937 he moved to New York and joined the “Count Basie Orchestra” by whom he was employed for thirteen years until the group was temporarily disbanded in 1950.

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