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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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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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John Hardee

John Hardee

John Hardee (1918 – 1984) was a fine swinging tenorsax player particularly in the late forties, with roots in the old traditions… … Read entire article »

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Don Byas (Part 2)

Don Byas (Part 2)

Don Byas (1912 – 1972) Pt 2 (Europe 1946 – 1960) was one of those great musicians who left the U. S. for the freedom of Europe, and his tenor saxophone became a great asset to us… … Read entire article »

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Jack McVea

Jack McVea

Jack McVea (1914 – 2000) was a prominent tenorsax player who became known through his 1944 recordings with JATP, continuing with many fine sessions in the late forties but the commercial aspects took over… … Read entire article »

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