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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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Eddie Tompkins

Eddie Tompkins

Eddie Tompkins (1908 – 1943) was a fine trumpeter, known for his work with Jimmie Lunceford’s orchestra in the late 1930s … … Read entire article »

Filed under: Trumpet

Frank Strozier

Frank Strozier

Frank Strozier (1937 – ) was an excellent altosax player, and flutist, in the modern style, active from 1959, associating with Booker Little, Roy Haynes, Shelly Manne and many others… … Read entire article »

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James Moody (Altosax)

James Moody (Altosax)

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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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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Willie Smith

Willie Smith

Willie Smith (1910 – 1967) was an altosax player who first became known through his work with Jimmie Lunceford in the 1930s and later with the Harry James orchestra… … Read entire article »

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Roland Kirk

Roland Kirk

Roland Kirk (1935 – 1977) was a blind multi-instrumentalist, playing them even simultaneously, an immensely creative artist, and tenorsax and flutes were only a few of his artistic vehicles… … Read entire article »

Filed under: Flute