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Edwin “Cat-Eye” Williams

Edwin “Cat-Eye” Williams

Edwin “Cat-Eye” Williams (??? – ???) was a very fine tenorsax player who made some fine recording sessions, particularly with Bennie Green in the late fifties, but who disappeared without any trace … … Read entire article »

Lucky Thompson

Lucky Thompson

Lucky Thompson (1923 – 2005) was one of the alltime greats on the tenorsax, a strong and difficult personality, never satisfied with the world at large, playing the most beautiful music one can imagine but ending his life in misery… … Read entire article »

Mikkel Flagstad

Mikkel Flagstad

Mikkel Flagstad (1930 – 2005) was one of Norway’s most prominent tenorsax players with a modern orientation influenced by Pres, active also in Sweden in the 1950s, however badly hit by illness, and his career became therefore much too short… … Read entire article »

Tab Smith

Tab Smith

Tab Smith (1909 – 1971) was an altosax players who became known through his association with Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Count Basie and Lucky Millinder but who established his own popular career in the late forties… … Read entire article »

Elmer Williams

Elmer Williams

Elmer Williams (1905 – 1962) was one of the early tenorsax players, mostly known for his recordings with Chick Webb in the early thirties. … Read entire article »

Gene Ammons

Gene Ammons

Gene Ammons (1925 – 1974) was a tenor saxophone giant from Chicago, appearing with Billy Eckstine’s orchestra in 1944, later to become one of the most important performers on his instrument through numerous recording sessions, particularly until 1963. … Read entire article »