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Even More Big Tenors

SOURCE: Published: 2013-12-05
Since I'm now tenor crazy after featuring great saxophonists all week, I went in search of video featuring even mightier reed players. How about Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon
1923 - 1990
sax, tenor
, Budd Johnson
Budd Johnson
Budd Johnson
1910 - 1984
sax, tenor
, Buddy Tate
Buddy Tate
Buddy Tate
b.1913
sax, tenor
, Illinois Jacquet
Illinois Jacquet
Illinois Jacquet
1922 - 2004
sax, tenor
and Arnett Cobb
Arnett Cobb
Arnett Cobb
1918 - 1989
sax, tenor
on the same stage engaging in a tenor battle? 

Here's the clip. Jacquet is in the cream suit, Tate is in the checked suit, Johnson is in the gray leather jacket over the brown shirt, Gordon is in the blue jacket and blue polka-dot shirt and Cobb is on crutches...



What about Dexter Gordon with Cannonball Adderley and Gene Ammons, plus Nat Adderley? Here you go...



Here's Stanley Turrentine with Jimmy Smith (organ) and Kenny Burrell (guitar)...



And here's Hank Crawford with Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff...


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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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