Players who overcame

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  1. Hey_Pauly

    Hey_Pauly New Friend

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    I have become a fan of Chet Baker lately knowing that he overcame physical issues with his teeth and was still able to play. I'm wondering if there are any other players I should be checking out who have also overcome physical impairments to their playing.
     
  2. gmonady

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    Louis Armstrong damaged his facial muscles, and covered the deficit by adding scat to his style... And the rest is history!
     
  3. patkins

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    Al Hirt had his front teeth knocked out by a reveller in New Orleans, who threw a brick and hit him in the face. Although it took a while, he came back trong. Clifford Brown was in a car wreck and nearly killed. He spent over one year in the hospital with multiple traumas. He was going to give it up; but, Dizzie visited him, encouraged him. He lived to play for 4 years some of the greates playing of all time. He died in a car wreck when his new wife forgot her glasses and was driving at nite and had a head on collision.
     
  4. SteveRicks

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    Al Hirt was popped in the chops with a brick at Mardi Gras. Put him out of commission for some time.
     
  5. SteveRicks

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    Pat, we tied on the post. 8:56
     
  6. gmonady

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    Wow SteveRicks and Patkins! Serendipitydo-da. How often has THAT happened on TM. Seriously, check out the times of your posts.
     
  7. acarcido

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    Rafael Mendez had a door slam into the bell of his trumpet while warming up for a concert. He recovered and came back to become a legend.
     
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    Bud Hersth took a terrific hit to his mouth in a car wreck and still remained one of the best after much work and a change of mouth pieces.
     
  9. jiarby

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    Not the trumpet, but I have always been inspired by Ben Hogan coming back after his almost fatal 1949 car accident to win the US Open in 1950. They hit a Greyhound bus head on.
     
  10. oldlou

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    He also was struck by either a thrown bat or a foul ball at a baseball game in Mexico.


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