Wednesday Dec 4
Mike Cameron Presents Tribute to Oklahoma Sax Man Don Byas at Jazz Depot
As far as fellow saxophonist Mike Cameron is concerned, Oklahoma jazzman Don Byas was the one big-band era sax player who "best synthesized the swing styles and the bebop styles."
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Lucky Thompson: Lucky is Back! (Then,...
Eli "Lucky" Thompson is best known for his tenor sax on Miles Davis Walkin' album in the mid '50s; Thompson applied the big tone and vibrato of Swing tenors like Coleman Hawkins and Don Byas to bebop, an approach favored by Benny Golson, and almost no one else, in the heyday of hard bop.