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Frank Wess

Frank Wess

Frank Wess (1922 – 2013) was an excellent mainstream tenorsax player and flutist, mostly known for his long time work with the Count Basie orchestra in the fifties and sixties… … Read entire article »

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Tom Archia

Tom Archia

Tom Archia (1919 – 1977) was an excellent tenorsax player, particularly active in the late forties, with qualities on level with the greatest and most known performers of the early modern era, but dropped out… … Read entire article »

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Alvin Burroughs

Alvin Burroughs

Alvin Burroughs (1911 – 1950) was an excellent drummer, mostly known for his fine work with the great Earl Hines orchestra of the early 1940s… Download The DRUMS of Alvin Burroughs (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Mel Powell

Mel Powell

Mel Powell (1923 – 1998) was one of the greatest pianists in jazz ever, first known as a key member of Benny Goodman’s orchestra, later representing the perfect blend of swing and modern harmonies, but jazz became too small for him, and he left early for a career in classical music… Download The PIANO of Mel Powell (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Seldon Powell

Seldon Powell

Seldon Powell (1928 – 1997) was an excellent tenorsax player and flutist from the 1950s an onwards, a very flexible musician participating in numerous recording sessions, but he never got the recognition he deserved… … Read entire article »

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Paul Gonsalves

Paul Gonsalves

Paul Gonsalves (1920 – 1974) was a great tenorsax player coming up with Count Basie but reached everlasting fame with his dynamic soloing in the Duke Ellington orchestra. … Read entire article »

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William Thornton Blue

William Thornton Blue

William Thornton Blue (1902 – 1968) was an original clarinet artist, mostly known for his recordings with the Missourians and Cab Calloway around 1930, but his mental health stopped him early… … Read entire article »

Filed under: Clarinet