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Teddy Edwards

Teddy Edwards was, with Dexter Gordon and Wardell Grey, the top youthful tenor from the past due ’40s. Unlike another two, he thought we would remain in LA and it has been underrated over time but continued to be in prime type well into his 70s. In early stages, he toured with Ernie Areas’ Orchestra, shifting to L.A. in 1945 to utilize Roy Milton as an altoist. Edwards turned to tenor when he became a member of Howard McGhee’s music group and was highlighted in lots of jam sessions through the period, documenting “The Duel” with Dexter Gordon in 1947. A natural-born head, Edwards did function briefly with Utmost Roach & Clifford Dark brown (1954), Benny Carter (1955), and Benny Goodman (1964), and he documented in the 1960s with Milt Jackson and Jimmy Smith. Nonetheless it was his very own information — for Onyx (1947-1948), Pacific Jazz, Modern (1960-1962), Prestige, Xanadu, Muse, SteepleChase, Timeless, and Antilles — that greatest shown his playing and composing; “Sunset Eye” can be Edwards’ best-known first.

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