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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 »

Filed under: Tenorsax

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 »

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Frank Aasen

Frank Aasen

Frank Aasen (1921 – 1995) was one of the best swing guitarist in Norway but his recordings are few and hard to get… … Read entire article »

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Francois Rilhac

Francois Rilhac

Francois Rilhac (1960 – 1992) was a French piano player in the school of stride, a genius with an enormous technique and creativity, a well hidden secret outside of his country but with international qualities, however, he could not cope with life… Download The PIANO of Francois Rilhac (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Piano

Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef (1920 – 2013) was a tenorsax giant who from 1955 until far into this century blended his main instrument with flute and sounds from the Far East, creating the most personal and interesting music… … Read entire article »

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Donald Lambert

Donald Lambert

Donald Lambert (1904 – 1962) was one of the greatest jazz stride piano players ever but preferred to play in a small New Jersey bar instead of seeking international attention… Download The PIANO of Donald Lambert (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Piano