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Andre Ekyan

Andre Ekyan

Andre Ekyan (1907 – 1972) was a brilliant French altosax player, one of the best in Europe, particularly important for his many elegant recordings in the late thirties and early forties. … Read entire article »

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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 »

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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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