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Leon Abbey’s Band, 1925

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Leon Abbey's Band, with the 'Jazz Lips Revue', Palace Threatre NYC, 1925 - photo originally from trumpeter Demas Dean. L-R: Unknown Bostonian pianist, Leon Abbey, unknown banjo, 'Puss' Johnson, drums, --- Kennedy (reeds), Francisco Tizol, bass, Demas Dean, trumpet, Jonas Walker, trombone. There's an interesting story behind this photo - Demas Dean originally owned it, but sent it to Leon Abbey back in the 1970s, together with a long note on the back, including the comment "Do you recognize the violinist?'