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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 »

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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 »

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John Jenkins

John Jenkins

John Jenkins (1931 – 1993) was a fine modern altosax player from Chicago, participating in a series of excellent recording sessions in 1957 for then suddenly go back to oblivion… … Read entire article »

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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 »

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Tab Smith

Tab Smith

Tab Smith (1909 – 1971) was an altosax players who became known through his association with Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Count Basie and Lucky Millinder but who established his own popular career in the late forties… … Read entire article »

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Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson (1908 – ???) was a fine altosax player, mostly known for his participation in the Teddy Hill orchestra and Dicky Wells’ recording sessions in Paris in 1937… … Read entire article »

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Charlie Holmes

Charlie Holmes

Charlie Holmes (1910 – 1985) was one of the pioneers on the alto saxophone, and his brilliant performances with Luis Russell in the late 1920s are fresh and modern to this very day… … Read entire article »

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