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Willie Smith

Willie Smith

Willie Smith (1910 – 1967) was an altosax player who first became known through his work with Jimmie Lunceford in the 1930s and later with the Harry James orchestra… … Read entire article »

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Roland Kirk

Roland Kirk

Roland Kirk (1935 – 1977) was a blind multi-instrumentalist, playing them even simultaneously, an immensely creative artist, and tenorsax and flutes were only a few of his artistic vehicles… … Read entire article »

Filed under: Flute

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 »

Filed under: Tenorsax

Howard McGhee

Howard McGhee

Howard McGhee (1918 – 1987) was one of the greatest trumpeters in the bebop era, first becoming known through his work with Andy Kirk (1942-44), later with Bird in California, JATP and own bands in the forties and later… … Read entire article »

Filed under: Trumpet

Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson (1912 – 1986) was a magnificent piano artist, the doorkeeper to the swing era, one of the most important jazz musicians in the thirties and forties, participating in a vast number of recordings, including the early Billie Holiday sessions, brilliant to a large extent because of his solid piano presence… Download The PIANO of Teddy Wilson (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Piano

Adele Girard

Adele Girard

Adele Girard (1913 – 1993) was one of the first to bring the harp into jazz through her involvement with swing and dixieland from the middle 1930s, particularly clarinetist Joe Marsala… … Read entire article »

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Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley (1930 – 1986) was one of the great giants of postwar jazz, a magnificent tenorsax artist, known for numerous recording sessions in the fifties and sixties, particularly for Blue Note, and his reputation only continues to grow after his death… … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tenorsax