Ira Sullivan’s first album as a sideman was on Red Rodney’s Modern Music From Chicago. Recorded in June 1955 for the Fantasy label, the album featured Red Rodney (tp,vcl), Ira Sullivan (tp,ts,as), Norman Simmons (p), Victor Sproles (b) and Roy Haynes (d). At the time Rodney was appearing at Chicago’s Bee-Hive Club along with the musicians on this record date…

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