Harlem’s Sonny “The Greatest Living Improviser” Rollins 1930 – (Video)

Walter Theodore “Sonny” Rollins, born September 7, 1930, is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. Continue Reading →

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Coleman Hawkins, One Of The First Prominent Jazz Musicians In Harlem 1920’s

Coleman_HawkinsColeman Randolph Hawkins November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes “Bean”, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. Berendt explained: “there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn”.  Continue Reading →

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John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie In Harlem (video)

Dizzy-Gillespie-006John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (pronounced /ɡɨˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer. Continue Reading →

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