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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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Johnny Hodges

Johnny Hodges

Johnny Hodges (1906 – 1970) was one of the greatest altosax players in jazz history, also a master of the sopranosax, playing with the Duke Ellington orchestra almost all his life, with an enormous production of masterworks in all tempi… … Read entire article »

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Pete Brown

Pete Brown

Pete Brown (1906 – 1963) was a highly original altosax player, known for his staccato and jumping style, with his roots in the thirties… … Read entire article »

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Dave Schildkraut

Dave Schildkraut

Dave Schildkraut (1925 – 1998) was a brilliant altosax player, closer in style to Bird than any of his white contemporaries but not competitive enough to achieve the status he deserved… … Read entire article »

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Hilton Jefferson

Hilton Jefferson

Hilton Jefferson (1903 – 1968) was in possession of the sweetest and most lovely altosax sound, almost to the point of camouflaging his great qualities as jazz improviser… … Read entire article »

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