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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 1945-1949

Tenorsax 1945-1949

History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – black artists – 1945 – 1949 contains a complete survey of recorded tenorsax from the bebop jazz era, from late swing to early rhythm & blues, with sessions, solo notations and critical comments… Download THE HISTORY OF JAZZ TENOR SAXOPHONE BLACK ARTISTS 1945 – 1949 (pdf-file) … Read entire article »

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Coleman Hawkins (part 4)

Coleman Hawkins (part 4)

Coleman Hawkins (1904 – 1969) (Part 4: 1960 – 1969) was the creator of the jazz tenor saxophone and after having four decades of magnificent artistic success, adapting to modern trends, is now getting closer to his final chorus… … Read entire article »

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Herbie Haymer

Herbie Haymer

Herbie Haymer (1915–1949) was a fine tenorsax player, known for his work in the 1930s with Red Norvo and Jimmy Dorsey, later active on the West Coast, but early death by accident… … Read entire article »

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Flip Phillips

Flip Phillips

Flip Phillips (1915 – 2001) was one of the greatest white mainstream tenorsax players, mostly known for his work with Woody Herman 1944-46, later with Jazz At The Philharmonic, but active and swinging even into the 1990s… … Read entire article »

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Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley (1930 – 1986) was one of the great giants of postwar jazz, a magnificent tenorsax artist, known for numerous recording sessions in the fifties and sixties, particularly for Blue Note, and his reputation only continues to grow after his death… … Read entire article »

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John Gilmore

John Gilmore

John Gilmore (1931 – 1995) was a prominent tenorsax player and one of the earliest on the avant-garde style, also known for his lifelong residence in the Sun Ra Arkestra. … Read entire article »

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