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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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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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John Coltrane

John Coltrane

John Coltrane (1926 – 1967) was a late bloomer who turned out to be one of the greatest names in jazz history, not only as a tenorsax player but as a personality whose ideas changed the whole course of jazz from the late fifties… … Read entire article »

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Kristian Bergheim

Kristian Bergheim

Kristian Bergheim (1926 – 2010) was one of the most prominent of the postwar Norwegian tenorsax artists, and except for some years of residence in Sweden, he was a constant source of pleasure to Norwegian jazz enthusiasts until bad health silenced his horn… … Read entire article »

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Tenorsax 1935 – 1939

Tenorsax 1935 – 1939

History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – black artists – 1935 – 1939 contains a complete survey of recorded tenorsax from the swing jazz era, with sessions, solo notations and critical comments… … Read entire article »

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Tenorsax 1917 – 1934

Tenorsax 1917 – 1934

History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – black artists – 1917 – 1934 contains a complete survey of recorded tenorsax from the earliest jazz era, with sessions, solo notations and critical comments… … Read entire article »

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Lester Young (part 2)

Lester Young (part 2)

Lester Young (1909 – 1959) (Part 2: 1943 – 1949) was entering a period of great changes in the 1940s, trying to adapt to new jazz trends while maintaining his status as one of the greatest tenorsax players in jazz, and several months in jail after being court martialed did him no good… … Read entire article »

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