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Phil Woods

Among the true experts from the bop vocabulary, Phil Woods had his own audio from the mid-’50s and stuck to his music guns within a remarkably productive profession. There was by no means any doubt that he was among the best alto saxophonists in jazz, and he dropped neither his …

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Jimmy Gateley

b. Adam David Gateley, 1 Might 1931, Springfield, Missouri, USA, d. 17 March 1985. Gateley discovered to try out fiddle and first made an appearance with an area music group on KGBX Springfield in 1951. After a spell using the Crimson River Rustlers in Jamestown, North Dakota, he joined up …

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