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Rudy Williams

Rudy Williams

Rudy Williams (1909 – 1954) was an altosax player who became known through his association with Al Cooper’s Savoy Sultans, later flirting with the modern trends… … Read entire article »

Vito Price

Vito Price

Vito Price (ca. 1930? – ???) was a fine tenorsax player whose reputation today rests solely on one LP in the late fifties, but that is more than enough for eternal recognition… … Read entire article »

Serge Chaloff

Serge Chaloff

Serge Chaloff (1923 – 1957) was one of the greatest baritonesax artists ever, having an important role in the development of modern jazz, known for his participation in the Woody Herman orchestra in the late 1940s, but also for beautiful work in the 1950s until his health run out… … Read entire article »

Louis Smith

Louis Smith

Louis Smith (1931 – 2016) was one of the very best modern trumpeters, making however only a handful of recording sessions in 1957-59, then chose teaching instead of performing, but had an important comeback later… … Read entire article »

Jerry Blake

Jerry Blake

Jerry Blake (1908 – ca. 1961) was a very fine clarinet player, known for his work with Fletcher Henderson and Cab Calloway in the late 1930s, but illness stopped him from playing in the early 1940s… … Read entire article »

Benny Morton

Benny Morton

Benny Morton (1907 – 1985) was one of the major trombonists of the swing era, playing with famous orchestra such as Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Count Basie and Teddy Wilson… … Read entire article »