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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 »

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Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson (1912 – 1986) was a magnificent piano artist, the doorkeeper to the swing era, one of the most important jazz musicians in the thirties and forties, participating in a vast number of recordings, including the early Billie Holiday sessions, brilliant to a large extent because of his solid piano presence… Download The PIANO of Teddy Wilson (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Benny Carter (altosax)

Benny Carter (altosax)

Benny Carter (1907 – 2003) was one of the greatest altosax players in jazz history, active from 1924 until the turn of the century. His recordings in Europe in the middle 1930s are some of the most valuable jazz treasures… … Read entire article »

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Jonah Jones

Jonah Jones

Jonah Jones (1909 – 2000) was a great swing trumpeter who came up with Stuff Smith (1936) and Cab Calloway (1941) and had later great success with his quartet… … Read entire article »

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Flip Phillips

Flip Phillips

Flip Phillips (1915 – 2001) was one of the greatest white mainstream tenorsax players, mostly known for his work with Woody Herman 1944-46, later with Jazz At The Philharmonic, but active and swinging even into the 1990s… … Read entire article »

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Francois Rilhac

Francois Rilhac

Francois Rilhac (1960 – 1992) was a French piano player in the school of stride, a genius with an enormous technique and creativity, a well hidden secret outside of his country but with international qualities, however, he could not cope with life… Download The PIANO of Francois Rilhac (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Bobby Hackett

Bobby Hackett

Bobby Hackett (1915 – 1976) was a magnificent trumpet and cornet player, one of the finest white artists in the vintage tradition, creating highly memorable music for almost forty years from recording debut 1937… … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cornet, Trumpet