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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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Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffin (1928 – 2008) was one of the greatest and most hard swinging tenorsax players from his young years with Lionel Hampton through a long and active life as a renown soloist… … 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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Junior Cook

Junior Cook

Junior Cook (1934 – 1992) was an excellent tenorsax player from the late fifties, becoming well known for his work with Horace Silver and trumpeter Blue Mitchell in the early sixties, but active for many years… … Read entire article »

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Harold Land

Harold Land

Harold Land (1928 – 2001) was an excellent tenorsax player who became recognized through his participation in the Clifford Brown / Max Roach Quintet in 1954-55, but continued to be active until end of century… … Read entire article »

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Bjarne Nerem

Bjarne Nerem

Bjarne Nerem (1923 – 1991) was the greatest tenorsax player Norway ever produced, first known from his work with Harry Arnold’s orchestra in Sweden 1956-64, later our local hero, who could easily have got international recognition if he had wanted it… … Read entire article »

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Claude McLin

Claude McLin

Claude McLin (1925 – 1995) was a fine tenorsax player from Chicago, one of those great talents who could have made it great but stayed at home and faded into oblivion… … Read entire article »

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