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Richard Twardzik

Richard Twardzik

Richard Twardzik (1931 – 1955) was a white piano genius from Boston with an enormous potential. However he died from an overdose in Paris while travelling with Chet Baker… Download The PIANO of Richard Twardzik (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

Charlie Rouse

Charlie Rouse

Charlie Rouse (1924 – 1988) was one of the most interesting postwar tenorsax players, mostly known for his cooperation with Thelonious Monk, for some unexplicable reason somewhat underrated… … Read entire article »

J. C. Higginbotham

J. C. Higginbotham

J. C. Higginbotham (1906 – 1973) was one of the greatest swing trombonists ever, achieving eternal fame in 1929 with his recordings with Luis Russell and Henry “Red” Allen, and from the thirties and onwards being one of the key performers in the vintage tradition… … Read entire article »

Lem Davis

Lem Davis

Lem Davis (1914 – 1970) was a fine altosax player mostly known for his participation in the Buck Clayton jam sessions of the middle fifties, but with a lot more to offer… … Read entire article »

Ernie Henry

Ernie Henry

Ernie Henry (1926 – 1957) was an original and very promising modern altosax artist, playing with Dizzy Gillespie’s bigbands and with a brief period of mature and memorable recording sessions until the drugs got him… … Read entire article »

Coleman Hawkins (part 3)

Coleman Hawkins (part 3)

Coleman Hawkins (1904 – 1969) (Part 3: 1950 – 1959) was the grand old man of jazz tenor saxophone but still in full command of his great improvisational powers more than thirty years after he ‘invented’ the instrument… … Read entire article »