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Don Byas (Part 2)

Don Byas (Part 2)

Don Byas (1912 – 1972) Pt 2 (Europe 1946 – 1960) was one of those great musicians who left the U. S. for the freedom of Europe, and his tenor saxophone became a great asset to us… … Read entire article »

Jack McVea

Jack McVea

Jack McVea (1914 – 2000) was a prominent tenorsax player who became known through his 1944 recordings with JATP, continuing with many fine sessions in the late forties but the commercial aspects took over… … Read entire article »

Henry Durant

Henry Durant

Henry Durant (??? – ???) was a fine tenorsax player with a few recording sessions in the fifties, most notably with Art Blakey but he seems to have left no trace of his life… … Read entire article »

Earl Bostic

Earl Bostic

Earl Bostic (1913 – 1965) was an altosax player with enormous popularity in the fifties, his groovy and echoed performances had a great impact on the record buying public, but his success was based upon solid jazz roots… … Read entire article »

Ovie Alston

Ovie Alston

Ovie Alston (1905 – 1989) was a fine trumpeter with the Claude Hopkins orchestra in the thirties, but he was also a very personal singer… … Read entire article »

Brew Moore

Brew Moore

Brew Moore (1924 – 1973) was one of the most prominent of the white tenor saxophone players appearing in the late forties, a swinger with great personality… … Read entire article »