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Pryor, Arthur (Willard)locked

  • James M. Burk
  •  and Raoul F. Camus


(b St Joseph, MO, Sept 22, 1870; d West Long Branch, NJ, June 18, 1942). American trombonist, conductor, and composer. He began to study piano and cornet with his father at the age of six, changing to valve trombone when he was 11. By the age of 15 he was playing slide trombone in his father’s band. He joined the Liberati Band in ...

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Dictionary of American Biography (New York, 1928-37, suppls., 1944-)