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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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Budd Johnson

Budd Johnson

Budd Johnson (1910 – 1984) was a very competent tenorsax player active already from the late twenties but able to develop along with jazz in general and therefore became highly recognized through a lifetime of playing… … Read entire article »

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Buddy Tate

Buddy Tate

Buddy Tate (1914 – 2001) was a great tenorsax player who grew up with the swing era, joining Count Basie in 1939, later flirted with rhythm & blues, and to become one of the most successful mainstreamers from the late fifties and onwards … … Read entire article »

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Wilton Gaynair

Wilton Gaynair

Wilton “Bogey” Gaynair (1927 – 1995) was an exciting tenorsax player from Jamaica, settling in Europe in the middle 1950s, making some remarkable recording sessions placing him firmly among the greatest on his instrument… … Read entire article »

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James Moody

James Moody

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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Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (1921 – 1986) was a fine and colorful tenorsax swinger with a long, exciting career, known for his participation in Count Basie’s orchestra but also for his many recording sessions under his own name… … Read entire article »

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Ben Webster Part 2 (1943 – 1954)

Ben Webster Part 2 (1943 – 1954)

Ben Webster (1909 – 1973) (Part 2: 1943 – 1954) was not at all finished as a magnificent tenorsax player after leaving Duke Ellington in 1943 but continued on his own with great success although with some meagre years… … Read entire article »

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