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Fred Wesley

New York, New York

Fred WESLEY earned a place in funk and jazz history as James Brown’s music director, arranger, trombonist and primary composer from 1968 to 1975. His 35-year career includes playing with and arranging for artists such as Count Basie, Ray Charles, Ike and Tina Turner, Usher, Lionel Hampton, Randy Crawford, Vanessa Williams, Cameo and De La Soul. Scores of other artists have sampled his work.