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Harold Ashby

A fantastic Ben Webster-inspired tenor saxophonist, Harold Ashby in shape correct in during his period with Duke Ellington. He previously performed in Kansas Town (beginning in 1946) and, in the first ’50s, in Chicago. Some of his earlier work is at R&B and blues rings, he was constantly an excellent …

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Hank Crawford

With an unmistakable blues wail, filled with emotion and poignancy, altoist Hank Crawford bridges the gap between that tradition which of jazz more completely than every other living horn player. Delivered in Memphis, Crawford was steeped within the blues custom from an early on age. He started playing piano but …

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Damon Smith

Two times bassist Damon Smith surfaced around the Bay Region free improvisation picture in the middle-’90s. His design is comparable to Peter Kowald and Joëlle Léandre: extreme, lush, acutely free-form, yet inhabited by way of a type of lyricism. He 1st performed alongside saxophonist Marco Eneidi. Since that time, he …

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Harold Land

Harold Land can be an underrated tenor saxophonist whose shade has hardened as time passes and whose improvising design following the 1960s became influenced by (however, not a duplicate of) John Coltrane. He was raised in NORTH PARK and began playing tenor when he was 16. After functioning locally and …

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Harlan Lattimore

A good singer who was simply connected with Don Redman’s Orchestra, Harlan Lattimore had a tiny name within the dark music world within the mid-1930’s. His mom was an opera vocalist and, although he was included totally within the pop music globe, one can sometimes hear hook operatic impact in …

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Giuseppi Logan

Avant-garde saxophonist, pianist, and composer Giuseppi Logan is a mysterious amount for a lot of his adult lifestyle. He’s a self-taught participant who started on piano and drums at age group 12 before switching to reeds. At 15, he started playing gigs (his most typical work was with Earl Bostic), …

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Gigi Gryce

Gigi Gryce was an excellent altoist in the 1950s, nonetheless it was his composing abilities (including composing the typical “Minority”) which were considered perhaps most obviously. After we were young in Hartford, CT, and their studies at the Boston Conservatory and in Paris, Gryce proved helpful in NY with Maximum …

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Cecil Payne

Acclaimed by peers and critics among the best possible baritone saxophonists from the bebop era, Cecil Payne continues to be best kept in mind for his three-year stint with Dizzy Gillespie’s seminal postwar big strap. Created in Brooklyn, NY, on Dec 14, 1922, Payne started playing saxophone at age group …

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Gil Melle

A genuine renaissance guy, Gil Melle began his career being a post-bop baritone saxophonist who also composed and painted, afterwards branching out right into a wide selection of artistic and scientific areas. He deserted jazz fairly in early stages in his profession, choosing to create several film and tv ratings …

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Gerard Badini

Even though many releases on long-gone European brands are really difficult to track, it’s possible this French reed player has appeared on something similar to 150 jazz documenting sessions because the later ’40s. Which isn’t poor, or rather is certainly Badini. Nothing at all establises him because the recognized continental …

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