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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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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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Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins (1930 – ) was one of the greatest of jazz tenorsax players for half-a-century, a charismatic personality whose strong and rhythmically advanced playing in the late fifties made him almost without competition, for a while… … Read entire article »

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Daniel Jackson

Daniel Jackson

Daniel Jackson (??? – ???) was a fine modern tenorsax player known for his recordings with Lenny McBrowne and the Four Souls in 1960 but disappeared from view… … Read entire article »

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Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon (1923 – 1990) was a magnificent tenorsax artist and one of the most charismatic personalities jazz has ever produced, playing his horn in a strong and personal style from the very beginning of modern jazz until mature age as highly beloved by the world… … Read entire article »

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