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Big Nick Nicholas

Tenor saxophonist Big Nick Nicholas was dynamic for a lot more than 50 years without ever receiving consistent reputation or material benefits commensurate along with his contribution to early contemporary jazz. He’s usually appreciated as the caloric soloist who improvised for 16 pubs on Dizzy Gillespie’s 1947 documenting of “Manteca”; …

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Big Nick Nicholas

b. George Walker Nicholas, 2 August 1922, Lansing, Michigan, USA, d. 29 Oct 1997, NEW YORK, NY, USA. Nicholas used the tenor saxophone during his teenage years, having previously analyzed piano and clarinet. Among his teenage co-workers had been Hank and Thad Jones. In the first 40s Nicholas worked well …

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