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Buster Smith

Buster Smith

Buster Smith (1904 – 1991) was a Kansas City altosax player repudiated to have a profound influence on the young Charlie Parker… … Read entire article »

Frank Foster

Frank Foster

Frank Foster (1928 – 2011) was an excellent mainstream tenorsax player, first known for his long time work with the Count Basie orchestra in the fifties and sixties but later as an important arranger and bandleader… … Read entire article »

Chick Webb

Chick Webb

Chick Webb (1909? – 1939) was one of the greatest bigband drummers in vintage jazz ever, but he was born with utterly bad health, and what he managed to attain during his short life was a true miracle … … Read entire article »

Putney Dandridge

Putney Dandridge

Putney Dandridge (ca. 1900 – 1946) was an entertainer known for his 1935-36 recording sessions with star studded personnel, but many do not realize that he was an exceptional vocalist with his own original ideas, deserving to have a nice place in jazz history… … Read entire article »

Erroll Garner

Erroll Garner

Erroll Garner (1921 – 1977) was one of the most brilliant jazz pianists the world has ever seen, combining enormous improvisational capabilities with a colourful style destined to conquer the hearts even of those not close to jazz, a unique artist, but he smoked too much… … Read entire article »

Henri Crolla

Henri Crolla

Henri Crolla (1920 – 1960) was a fine Italian/French guitarist ready to take over when Django passed away, but his life ended much too early from illness… … Read entire article »