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Freddy Gardner

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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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Labor Pains 2009 Terry Bournachie
Ritzi Po' by Armani 2009 Video short
Bones 2008 TV Series Gary Flannery
Wild Girls Gone 2007 Dad with Camera
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My Boys 2007 TV Series Gary
Evan Almighty 2007 Neighbor
Transformers 2007 Dad
Boston Legal 2007 TV Series Mr. Nayman
Malcolm in the Middle 2006 TV Series Milt
Fun with Dick and Jane 2005 Laughing Executive
Close to Home 2005 TV Series Dennis Delacroix
The Legend of Pete Jones 2005 Short Joe "Nosey" Floyd (as Pete Zaradnick)
CSI: NY 2005 TV Series Gavin Arnold
Cold Case 2004 TV Series Russell Bennet
Eve 2003 TV Series Man in Theater
7th Heaven 2002 TV Series Mr. Brand
The Big Time 2002 TV Movie Announcer
Wish You Were Dead 2002 Dale Hendrick
Just Shoot Me! 2002 TV Series Large Man
The Bernie Mac Show 2002 TV Series Doctor
Good Advice 2001 Carl
Angel 2001 TV Series Joseph Kramer
Providence 2001 TV Series Officer MacIntyre
The Parkers 2000 TV Series Vince
Dancing at the Blue Iguana 2000 Jerry
Maggie Winters 1998 TV Series Doug
Home Improvement 1998 TV Series Fred
LateLine 1998 TV Series Techie
Tracey Takes On... 1998 TV Series 747 Captain
JAG 1997 TV Series Screaming Father
Arli$$ 1997 TV Series Product Rep
Missing Persons 1994 TV Series Fred Hagar
Mo' Money 1992 Officer Deebs (as Pete Zahradnick)
The Country Western Murders 1979 TV Movie
Boris and the Bomb 2017 filming Larry
Rumor from Ground Control 2017 post-production Sam Saville
Deadly Retreat 2016 completed Killer
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2015-2017 TV Series Darryl Whitefeather
The Remake 2016 Don Driscol
NCIS 2016 TV Series Harpers Ferry Police Detective Swanson
Barry 2016/I Short Barry
How to Build a Fort 2015 Short Voice of Maggie's Dad (voice)
Step 9 2015 Short James
A Most Suitable Applicant 2015 Short Mr. White
Masters of Sex 2015 TV Series Dean Snyder
The Brink 2015 TV Series Agent
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant 2015 Flight School Doctor
Mac and Abby 2014 TV Series Zach
Real Estate Milfia 2014 TV Series Phillip
CineDopes 2014 TV Series Police Officer
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Morning Show Co-Host (uncredited)
Oliver, Stoned. 2014 Jeff
Eagleheart 2011-2014 TV Series Dr. Gardner / Doc Gardner / Doctor Gardner
Full Circle 2013 TV Series Manager
Psych 2013 TV Series Stumpy
1600 Penn 2013 TV Series Pete
The Middle 2013 TV Series Mr. Finch
The Bullsh*t Detective 2013 TV Series Stephen Jones
Perception 2012 TV Series Simon Kaydee
A Wholesale Bundle for a Costly Price 2012 Short Merty
Project X 2012 Older Guy
Workless 2012 TV Series Mr. Jackson (2012)
Workaholics 2011 TV Series Dale Carmichael
Meter Men 2011 TV Movie Det. Bratski
The Bad Word 2011 Short Dad

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2015-2016 TV Series performer - 6 episodes

Self

Self

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Teens Wanna Know 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2015 TV Movie Himself
25 Years of Improv Comedy 2005 Himself
World Cup Comedy 2005 TV Series Himself - Team Player

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