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Chris

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Found this http://www.jazzscript.co.uk/extra/brit.sax.htm site. I thought some of you might find it interesting..
 
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Kingsleyhk

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Thanks for this - if you go to the Great sax players and British Jazz sections of my website - http://www.kingsleyjazz.com - you'll find recordings of some of these guys.

One on my site that (surprisingly?) is not mentioned in Jazz Script is the great Danny Moss.

More to come.
 
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Chris

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As a side point Kingsley, 'STV' have the whole of "The Jazz Series" now on Youtube.
 

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Great to see Danny Moss on your website Kingsley. I have a great album with him and Stan Tracy together,no rhythm section.
Stunning playing.
Andy
 

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Nice site Chris. Those covered on that site post date this, but I'd like to read up on some of the British horn players who performed with Coleman Hawkins, Adrian Rollini etc back in the 1930's when they were in the U.K.

I have several books covering the 20's through the 1950's British dance and big bands and personnel (including armed services dance bands), but little about specific Jazz saxophonists from those eras.
 
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Chris

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Mike, you might want to dig into 'Freddy Gardner's' past and see where it leads you..
 

Kingsleyhk

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John Chilton's Who's who of British Jazz would be worth a browse.
 

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Great to see Danny Moss on your website Kingsley. I have a great album with him and Stan Tracy together,no rhythm section.
Stunning playing.
Andy

Haven't found too much of his early stuff on record. I had a tape of him playing with his wife Jeannie Lambe that I bought when they played the Hong Kong Jazz Club in the early 90s. But that disappeared in one divorce!

I do have a few of his later recordings - still marvellous.
 

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Shame the very wonderful Don Weller is nor included in the list. He did great stuff with Stan Tracey, with his quartet Major Surgery and numerous others. His Big Band was a who's who of top players. I always found him magnificent: soulful, inventive and humorous. Perhaps I'm a bit biased having played bass guitar with him for a while. Anyone else out there think he should be listed as great?
 

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The more I look around for British sax players the more I find I want to listen too. There really are some great players and yes 'Don Weller' should be on the list
 

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The more I look around for British sax players the more I find I want to listen too. There really are some great players and yes 'Don Weller' should be on the list

Johnny Almond, Stan Sulzmann, Dave O'Higgins, Alan Skidmore, Mark Lockheart. The list is endless.
Some of our lads are up there with the best.
 

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Many thanks to all for the suggestions. There are a few listed whom I know little about, and these leads will get me started. John Dankworth is another we know little about over in the U.S. other than his association with the Grafton saxophone.

I did read up on Gardener and Lewis in my British bands book, but would like to read more about them individually (Bios etc.).
 

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Nice site Chris. Those covered on that site post date this, but I'd like to read up on some of the British horn players who performed with Coleman Hawkins, Adrian Rollini etc back in the 1930's when they were in the U.K.

I have several books covering the 20's through the 1950's British dance and big bands and personnel (including armed services dance bands), but little about specific Jazz saxophonists from those eras.

Mike, you may want to look up Harry Gold (bass and tenor player), who bought his first bass sax from Rollini. I have Harry's autobiography (Gold, dobloons and pieces of eight) a great insight in the life of a working dance and jazz band from the 30s to our era).
Cheers,
M.
 

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Great images via that link Kingsleyhk. Thank you.
 

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