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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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Don Byas (Part 2)

Don Byas (Part 2)

Don Byas (1912 – 1972) Pt 2 (Europe 1946 – 1960) was one of those great musicians who left the U. S. for the freedom of Europe, and his tenor saxophone became a great asset to us… … Read entire article »

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Jack McVea

Jack McVea

Jack McVea (1914 – 2000) was a prominent tenorsax player who became known through his 1944 recordings with JATP, continuing with many fine sessions in the late forties but the commercial aspects took over… … Read entire article »

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Henry Durant

Henry Durant

Henry Durant (??? – ???) was a fine tenorsax player with a few recording sessions in the fifties, most notably with Art Blakey but he seems to have left no trace of his life… … Read entire article »

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Brew Moore

Brew Moore

Brew Moore (1924 – 1973) was one of the most prominent of the white tenor saxophone players appearing in the late forties, a swinger with great personality… … Read entire article »

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Edwin “Cat-Eye” Williams

Edwin “Cat-Eye” Williams

Edwin “Cat-Eye” Williams (??? – ???) was a very fine tenorsax player who made some fine recording sessions, particularly with Bennie Green in the late fifties, but who disappeared without any trace … … Read entire article »

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Lucky Thompson

Lucky Thompson

Lucky Thompson (1923 – 2005) was one of the alltime greats on the tenorsax, a strong and difficult personality, never satisfied with the world at large, playing the most beautiful music one can imagine but ending his life in misery… … Read entire article »

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