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"Big Nick" Nicholas

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  1. George Walker "Big Nick" Nicholas was a New York-based jazz saxophonist and vocalist

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  2. born on August 2, 1922, Lansing, Michigan

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  3. died on October 29, 1997, Queens, New York City

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  4. Similarly, Nicholas contributed the 16-bar solo to Dizzy Gillespie's classic African-Cuban jazz piece "Manteca" (1947)

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  5. Strongly influenced by his hero, Coleman Hawkins, Nicholas in turn influenced a young John Coltrane to compose his tribute "Big Nick", included on the 1962 albums Duke Ellington & John Coltrane and Coltrane (Impulse! album)

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