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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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Hallie Dismukes

Hallie Dismukes

Hallie Dismukes was a Detroit altosax player with the most beautiful sound, playing with the Todd Rhodes band in the late forties and into the fifties, almost forgotten, until now… … Read entire article »

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Joe Eldridge

Joe Eldridge

Joe Eldridge (1908 – 1952) was not only the big brother of Roy Eldridge, but a good altosax player with a potential never really realized, and he dropped out of music early… … Read entire article »

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Edgar Sampson

Edgar Sampson

Edgar Sampson (1907 – 1973) was not only a very important arranger but a fine altosax player, mostly known through his work with Chick Webb in the middle 1930s… … Read entire article »

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Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker

Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker (1920 – 1955) was the creator of modern jazz, an incredible performer on his altosax, a living legend, the Icaros whose wings burned when he flew too high… … Read entire article »

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Scoops Carry

Scoops Carry

Scoops Carry (1915 – 1970) was a fine altosax player, known from recordings with Roy Eldridge and Earl Hines, but dropped out of jazz early… … Read entire article »

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