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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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Freddy Gardner

Freddy Gardner

Freddy Gardner (1910 – 1950) was a British jazz and dance band saxophonist during the 1930s and 40s, but not only that; he was one of the very best altosax players in Europe with the most beautiful tone you can imagine… … 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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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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Sonny Criss

Sonny Criss

Sonny Criss (1927 – 1977) was an excellent altosax player with recordings from the fifties, and when he really got the recognition he deserved, life became intolerable for him… … 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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Rudy Williams

Rudy Williams

Rudy Williams (1909 – 1954) was an altosax player who became known through his association with Al Cooper’s Savoy Sultans, later flirting with the modern trends… … Read entire article »

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