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Flip Phillips

Flip Phillips

Flip Phillips (1915 – 2001) was one of the greatest white mainstream tenorsax players, mostly known for his work with Woody Herman 1944-46, later with Jazz At The Philharmonic, but active and swinging even into the 1990s… … 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 »

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Bobby Hackett

Bobby Hackett

Bobby Hackett (1915 – 1976) was a magnificent trumpet and cornet player, one of the finest white artists in the vintage tradition, creating highly memorable music for almost forty years from recording debut 1937… … Read entire article »

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Emmett Berry

Emmett Berry

Emmett Berry (1915 – 1993) was one of the greatest swing trumpeters, known for his participation in the Fletcher & Horace Henderson orchestras as well as numerous recording sessions in the 1940s and later… … Read entire article »

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Tenorsax 1945-1949

Tenorsax 1945-1949

History of Jazz Tenor Saxophone – black artists – 1945 – 1949 contains a complete survey of recorded tenorsax from the bebop jazz era, from late swing to early rhythm & blues, with sessions, solo notations and critical comments… Download THE HISTORY OF JAZZ TENOR SAXOPHONE BLACK ARTISTS 1945 – 1949 (pdf-file) … Read entire article »

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Buster Bailey

Buster Bailey

Buster Bailey (1902–1967) was one of the most prominent clarinet players in the twenties and thirties, known for his work with Fletcher Henderson, Clarence Williams, John Kirby and many others, as well as numerous recording sessions. … Read entire article »

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Stuff Smith

Stuff Smith

Stuff Smith (1909 – 1965) was a magnificent violin player, possibly the hottest of them all, his eternal fame connected to his Onyx Club Boys of the late thirties and early forties but swinging along also in the postwar years… … Read entire article »

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