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Tenorsax 1940 – 1944

Tenorsax 1940 – 1944

History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – black artists – 1940 – 1944 contains a complete survey of recorded tenorsax from the transition jazz era, from swing to bebop, with sessions, solo notations and critical comments… Download THE HISTORY OF JAZZ TENOR SAXOPHONE BLACK ARTISTS 1940 – 1944 (pdf-file) … Read entire article »

William Lewis

William Lewis

William Lewis (??? – ???) was one of the guitarists participating in the historical jam sessions at Minton’s and Monroe’s, enough to deserve some recognition… … Read entire article »

Ben Webster (Part 3: 1955 – 1964)

Ben Webster (Part 3: 1955 – 1964)

Ben Webster (1909 – 1973) (Part 3: 1955 – 1964) was a fighter and became one of the greatest mainstream tenorsax players in the U. S. until he decided to try his luck in Europe… … Read entire article »

Sonny Stitt

Sonny Stitt

Sonny Stitt (1924 – 1982) was one of the best altosax artists in the Charlie Parker tradition, but when he took up the tenorsax around 1950, he became one of the strongest and most enthusiastic performers on this instrument… … Read entire article »

Lester Young (part 3)

Lester Young (part 3)

Lester Young (1909 – 1959) (Part 3: 1950 – 1959) was in the 1950s one of the most acknowledged artists ever in jazz but was struggling with bad health, and had to give up before the turn of the decade, but he still could play ballads like nobody else … … Read entire article »

Tyree Glenn

Tyree Glenn

Tyree Glenn (1912 – 1974) was a fine swing trombonist, but he was also one of the few prewar important jazz artists on the vibraphone, maybe even more exciting… … Read entire article »