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VIDEO / DVD: Sy Oliver: Easy Walker and Sentimental Sy

Sy Oliver was one of the most important arrangers of the swing era. A trumpeter, singer and arranger in Jimmie Lunceford’s orchestra in the 1930s, Oliver was hired by Tommy Dorsey in 1939 to give the band a more authentic Savoy Ballroom sound. Oliver’s good fortune came the following January when Frank Sinatra joined Dorsey and Oliver was tasked with orchestrating the singer’s up-tempo numbers…

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