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Mikkel Flagstad

Mikkel Flagstad

Mikkel Flagstad (1930 – 2005) was one of Norway’s most prominent tenorsax players with a modern orientation influenced by Pres, active also in Sweden in the 1950s, however badly hit by illness, and his career became therefore much too short… … Read entire article »

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Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef (1920 – 2013) was a tenorsax giant who from 1955 until far into this century blended his main instrument with flute and sounds from the Far East, creating the most personal and interesting music… … Read entire article »

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Teddy Edwards

Teddy Edwards

Teddy Edwards (1924 – 2003) was one of the early modern performers but continued to play, particularly at the West Coast, excellent tenorsax through a long life… … Read entire article »

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Vito Price

Vito Price

Vito Price (ca. 1930? – ???) was a fine tenorsax player whose reputation today rests solely on one LP in the late fifties, but that is more than enough for eternal recognition… … Read entire article »

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Tina Brooks

Tina Brooks

Tina Brooks (1932 – 1974) was one of the most talented modern tenorsax players, leaving us numerous fine recording sessions 1959 – 1961 but disappeared from view much too early … … Read entire article »

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Frank Ottersen

Frank Ottersen

Frank Ottersen (1921 – 1971)was the most prominent Norwegian jazz violin performer of the vintage era and one of Europe’s best, but unfortunately local record companies gave him much too few opportunities… … Read entire article »

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Benny Golson

Benny Golson

Benny Golson (1929 – ) was one of the most prominent tenorsax artists ever, mostly known for his wonderful playing with Art Blakey and other groups in the period 1956 – 1962, also a brilliant composer, and still active quite recently… … Read entire article »

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