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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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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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