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(Denver, Colorado, 2/9/2006) Legendary Jazz Trombonist Curtis Fuller (cq) came to East High School and played in front of a packed band hall. He played with a band and then answered students' questions before playing again. Curtis told stories about having to hide in the car trunks of white musicians to play with then in white only neighborhoods. And when asked about John Coltrane, who he played with among other jazz greats, he said, "I would have sacrificed my life for his. We were just like brothers." He said that playing with Coltrane was the happiest period in his life. He started playing the trombone in the Detroit orphanage he grew up in. Charles, left, shares a joke with the audience while bass player Kenny Walker (cq) from Denver laughs in the background. (JUDY DEHAAS/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) Kenny Walker (cq), Curtis Fuller (cq)

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