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us: Gonsalves, Paul, 1920-1974


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    • us: Gonsalves, Mex, 1920-1974
  • Variants

    • us: Gonsalves, Mex, 1920-1974
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1920-07-12
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1974-05-15
    • Birth Place

        Boston (Mass.)
    • Death Place

        London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        United States D2 naf
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Count Basie Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Duke Ellington Orchestra
    • Organization

        (naf) Count Basie Orchestra
    • Organization

        (naf) Duke Ellington Orchestra
    • Gender

        male
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    • found: His Tell it the way it is [SR] 196-?: labels (Paul Gonsalves, tenor saxophone)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Gonsalves, Paul (Mex); b. 7-12-20, Boston, d. 5-15-74, London; tenor saxophonist)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 31, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Gonsalves, Paul; the Strolling Violins; musician / tenor-saxophonist; born 12 July 1920 in Boston, Massacusetts; joined the Count Basie Orchestra (1946-1949); soloed next to fellow tenor Buddy Tate in the saxophone chair; joined the Dizzy Gillespie big band (1949-1950); was part of the Duke Ellington Orchestra as Ellington's tenor-saxophonist for life; recorded on best-selling album Ellington at Newport, which received worldwide headlines; heavily featured on the orchestra in pieces such as as Chelsea Bridge, Solitude, Mount Harissa from The Far East Suite, Happy Reunion and Don't Blame Me (1940's-1950's); led or co-led twenty-two individual albums, including records shared with tenor-saxophonists like Sonny Stitt, Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, Paul Quinichette, Harold Ashby, and Tubby Hayes (1957-1974); died 15 May 1974 in London, UK)
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