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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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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 »

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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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