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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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Sonny Criss

Sonny Criss

Sonny Criss (1927 – 1977) was an excellent altosax player with recordings from the fifties, and when he really got the recognition he deserved, life became intolerable for him… … Read entire article »

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