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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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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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Charlie Rouse

Charlie Rouse

Charlie Rouse (1924 – 1988) was one of the most interesting postwar tenorsax players, mostly known for his cooperation with Thelonious Monk, for some unexplicable reason somewhat underrated… … Read entire article »

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Coleman Hawkins (part 3)

Coleman Hawkins (part 3)

Coleman Hawkins (1904 – 1969) (Part 3: 1950 – 1959) was the grand old man of jazz tenor saxophone but still in full command of his great improvisational powers more than thirty years after he ‘invented’ the instrument… … Read entire article »

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Tenorsax 1940 – 1944

Tenorsax 1940 – 1944

History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – black artists – 1940 – 1944 contains a complete survey of recorded tenorsax from the transition jazz era, from swing to bebop, with sessions, solo notations and critical comments… Download THE HISTORY OF JAZZ TENOR SAXOPHONE BLACK ARTISTS 1940 – 1944 (pdf-file) … Read entire article »

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