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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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Frank Wess

Frank Wess

Frank Wess (1922 – 2013) was an excellent mainstream tenorsax player and flutist, mostly known for his long time work with the Count Basie orchestra in the fifties and sixties… … Read entire article »

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Tom Archia

Tom Archia

Tom Archia (1919 – 1977) was an excellent tenorsax player, particularly active in the late forties, with qualities on level with the greatest and most known performers of the early modern era, but dropped out… … Read entire article »

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Seldon Powell

Seldon Powell

Seldon Powell (1928 – 1997) was an excellent tenorsax player and flutist from the 1950s an onwards, a very flexible musician participating in numerous recording sessions, but he never got the recognition he deserved… … Read entire article »

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Paul Gonsalves

Paul Gonsalves

Paul Gonsalves (1920 – 1974) was a great tenorsax player coming up with Count Basie but reached everlasting fame with his dynamic soloing in the Duke Ellington orchestra. … 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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