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  • Peter Welker (2006)

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    Welker, the only child of parents who were both working jazz musicians in New York and Boston, first picked up the trumpet at the age of nine. He credits his mother as being the major influence on his life and music career. "She really inspired me," Welker said. "Born blind, she sang on the coast-to-coast Camel Caravan show with Al Pearce and His Gang from 1935 to 1939. " After studying at Berklee College of Music, Welker moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. He led a sextet which was the house band at the famed Jazz Workshop in North Beach from 1961 to 1965 and featured piano player George Duke.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Horace Silver Blowin' the Blues Away Blowin' the Blues Away (Blue Note)
    # 2 Joyce Cooling Cameo It's You (There)
    # 3 Cannonball Adderley The Cannonball Adderley Quintet at the Lighthouse Big P (Capitol)
    # 4 Peter Welker Para "Peachy" Europa (Self)
    # 5 Miles Davis Kind of Blue Blue in Green (Columbia)
    # 6 Cold Blood Thriller Feel So Bad (Reprise)
    # 7 James Taylor October Road (Limited Edition) Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (Columbia)
    # 8 Peter Welker Duke, Billy and Tadd Soultrane (Self)
             
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