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Wayne Henderson

Wayne Henderson’s trombone teamed up with Wilton Felder’s tenor in the Jazz Crusaders to provide the group its trademark sound. An excellent hard bop soloist who afterwards in his profession thought we would become an R&B manufacturer instead, Henderson initial played frequently with Felder, Joe Test, and Stix Hooper in …

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Joe Sample

Among the many jazzmen who all started out using hard bop but went electric powered through the fusion period, Joe Test was, in the later ’50s, a founding person in the Jazz Crusaders along with trombonist Wayne Henderson, tenor saxman Wilton Felder, and drummer Stix Hooper. The Crusaders’ debts to …

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Hubert Laws

A talented flutist whose music interest was hardly ever exclusively straight-ahead jazz, Hubert Laws and regulations exceeded Herbie Mann in reputation in the 1970s when he recorded for CTI. He was an associate of the first Jazz Crusaders whilst in Tx (1954-1960) and he also performed traditional music during those …

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