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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 »

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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 »

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Tate Houston

Tate Houston

Tate Houston (1924 – 1974) was playing baritonesax from the middle forties, appearing on records with Sir Charles Thompson, Wardell Gray and Milt Jackson but disappeared from view… … Read entire article »

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Teddy Edwards

Teddy Edwards

Teddy Edwards (1924 – 2003) was one of the early modern performers but continued to play, particularly at the West Coast, excellent tenorsax through a long life… … Read entire article »

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Edward Inge

Edward Inge

Edward Inge (1906 – 1988) was a fine clarinet artist primarily known for his longtime association with the Don Redman orchestra in the 1930s, also a prominent arranger. … Read entire article »

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Andre Ekyan

Andre Ekyan

Andre Ekyan (1907 – 1972) was a brilliant French altosax player, one of the best in Europe, particularly important for his many elegant recordings in the late thirties and early forties. … Read entire article »

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