Bill Spilka Recorded Jazz Interviews, Masterclasses, and Performances – Ernie Royal

Ernie Royal (1921–1983)
American trumpeter. He played with Les Hite, Britt Woodman, Cee Pee Johnson, Lional Hampton, Stan Kenton, Gil Evans, and Woody Herman. Additionally, he was a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Charlie Barnet’s big band,  and Clark Terry’s big band. Royal was also a staff musician for ABC radio and television. 

External links:
Grove Music (Oxford Music Online) entry
Wikipedia entry
WorldCat Identities entry
NY Times obituary
Discogs entry
1978 interview with Les Tomkins
National Jazz Archive (UK) entry

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