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Freddy Gardner


Blessed in London in 1910, Freddy Gardner was among England’s most widely used saxophonists through the 1930s and ’40s. He created his technique by employed in rings led by Syd Lipton, Billy Bissett, and Bert Firman. An experienced clarinetist, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophonist, Gardner stayed active being a sessionman throughout his all-too-brief profession and may end up being heard on many recordings with the Four Superstars, the Six Swingers, Jay Wilbur, Benny Carter, Teddy Foster, Valaida Snow, Ray Commendable, Ike “Yowse Suh” Hatch, Mario “Harp” Lorenzi, as well as the internationally well-known group of pianist Buck Washington and performing touch dancer John “Bubbles” Sublett. A wonderful improviser equivalent with Rudy Powell, Benny Carter, Alix Combelle, Russell Procope, Ken Mackintosh, or Willie Smith, Gardner performed frequently on the radio and from 1936 through 1939 documented with his very own small groupings or his Golf swing Orchestra, a more substantial ensemble that contained in its rates trombonist and potential bandleader Ted Heath. After portion in the next World Battle he was highlighted being a soloist with Peter Yorke & His Concert Orchestra, & most certainly could have prospered being a name musician through the LP period had not destiny intervened. Tragically felled by way of a heart stroke in 1950, Gardner passed on at age 39 on July 26, 1950. Originally released within the Interstate, Parlophone, and Rex brands, a lot of his recordings have been pulled up from the mothballs and reissued on compact disk.

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Full Name Freddy Gardner
Died July 26, 1950, London, United Kingdom
Music Songs Roses Of Picardy, Valse Vanite, The Dipsy Doodle, Songs My Mother Taught Me, Mighty Lak' a Rose, China Boy, 10 A.M. Blues, The Snake Charmer, None but the Lonely Heart, I Hear You Calling Me, Someday Sweetheart, Steamboat Bill-Beyond the Blue Horizon, I Double Dare You, Indian Summer - S'posin', No Two Ways About Love, The Kiss in Your Eyes, Music, Maestro, Please, Have You Got Any Castles, Baby, Buffoon, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming, I Want to Be Happy, Tom Tom the Piper’s Son, The Japanese Sandman, Flanagan & Allen Memories, Some of These Days, Sammy Saxophone, Hold Tight - Hold Tight, Dere's Jazz In Dem Dere Horns, The Gates Of Paradise, It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing / Back Home in Tennessee, Not A Cloud In The Sky
Albums Reveries, Saxophine Smoothie, The Immortal Freddy Gardner, Nostalgic Memories-The Very Best of Freddy Gardner-Vol. 23, I Will Always Love Freddy Gardner, The Very Best Of, Freddy Gardner and Friends, Just Freddy Gardner, Jazz Masters - Freddy Gardner Vol 1, Gold Legends - Two Classic Artists, All Time Classics, The Outstanding Freddy Gardner, Truly Freddy Gardner, Saxophone Smoothie, These Foolish Things - The Very Best of Freddy Gardner, Archive '35-'50, England's Most Fabulous Saxophone Star, The Sensational Freddy Gardner, The Essential Collection (Digitally Remastered), The Genius of Freddy Gardner, These Foolish Things - Freddy Gardner and His Golden Saxophone, Relax after Workout - Guitar, Forever Freddy Gardner, The Very Best Classic Solos, Freddy Gardner & His Golden Tone Saxophone, Jazz Masters - Freddy Gardner Vol 2

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