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Big Al Sears

b. Albert Omega Sears, 21 Feb 1910, Macomb, Illinois, USA, d. 23 March 1990, NEW YORK, NY, USA. After playing alto and baritone saxophones in a variety of rings in the north-eastern expresses, Sears turned to tenor saxophone and transferred to NY, where he was shortly popular. In the past …

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Al Sears

It really is ironic that tenor saxophonist Al Sears’ one hit, “Castle Rock and roll,” was recorded under Johnny Hodges’ name (the altoist is virtually absent within the record), denying Sears his one opportunity at popularity. Sears had in fact had his 1st important work in 1928 changing Hodges using …

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