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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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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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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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