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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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Frank Strozier

Frank Strozier

Frank Strozier (1937 – ) was an excellent altosax player, and flutist, in the modern style, active from 1959, associating with Booker Little, Roy Haynes, Shelly Manne and many others… … Read entire article »

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James Moody (Altosax)

James Moody (Altosax)

James Moody (1925 – 2010) was one of the great giants of postwar jazz, treating the tenor saxophone, the alto saxophone and the flute with equal creative power through a long lifetime… … Read entire article »

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Willie Smith

Willie Smith

Willie Smith (1910 – 1967) was an altosax player who first became known through his work with Jimmie Lunceford in the 1930s and later with the Harry James orchestra… … Read entire article »

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Freddy Gardner

Freddy Gardner

Freddy Gardner (1910 – 1950) was a British jazz and dance band saxophonist during the 1930s and 40s, but not only that; he was one of the very best altosax players in Europe with the most beautiful tone you can imagine… … Read entire article »

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Don Stovall

Don Stovall

Don Stovall (1913 – 1970) was an altosax player recording in the 1940s with Buddy Johnson, Sam Price and Henry “Red” Allen but retired from music in 1950… … Read entire article »

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Buster Smith

Buster Smith

Buster Smith (1904 – 1991) was a Kansas City altosax player repudiated to have a profound influence on the young Charlie Parker… … Read entire article »

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