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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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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 »

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Junior Cook

Junior Cook

Junior Cook (1934 – 1992) was an excellent tenorsax player from the late fifties, becoming well known for his work with Horace Silver and trumpeter Blue Mitchell in the early sixties, but active for many years… … Read entire article »

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Don Stovall

Don Stovall

Don Stovall (1913 – 1970) was an altosax player recording in the 1940s with Buddy Johnson, Sam Price and Henry “Red” Allen but retired from music in 1950… … Read entire article »

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Harold Land

Harold Land

Harold Land (1928 – 2001) was an excellent tenorsax player who became recognized through his participation in the Clifford Brown / Max Roach Quintet in 1954-55, but continued to be active until end of century… … Read entire article »

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Buster Smith

Buster Smith

Buster Smith (1904 – 1991) was a Kansas City altosax player repudiated to have a profound influence on the young Charlie Parker… … Read entire article »

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Frank Foster

Frank Foster

Frank Foster (1928 – 2011) was an excellent mainstream tenorsax player, first known for his long time work with the Count Basie orchestra in the fifties and sixties but later as an important arranger and bandleader… … Read entire article »

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