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  • n. A musician who plays a tenor saxophone

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who sings a tenor part, or one who plays on a tenor instrument.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a musician who plays the tenor saxophone


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  • Next weekend at Smoke, top tenorist George Coleman, known for his early-'60s work with Davis, joins trumpeter Eddie Henderson and a truly Smoke-ing rhythm section led by pianist Harold Mabern.

    Feeling Dizzy, Mulling Miles

  • Splicing the huge sound and harmonic subtlety of swing-era tenorist Coleman Hawkins to Lester Young's lyrical looseness and Charlie Parker's momentum, Rollins offered a new agenda for the tenor saxophone.

    Sonny Rollins records Saxophone Colossus

  • This is the follow up to the American swing-tenorist Scott Hamilton and British multi-saxist Alan Barnes's Zootcase.

    Scott Hamilton/Alan Barnes: Hi-Ya

  • He performed with Geoff Love's octet, Ronnie Scott's band, Jack Parnell's big band and Ivor and Basil Kirchin, fitting in a tour of Iceland with Ash in 1953 (billed as "Vic Ash and His Sex Maniacs") before joining the tenorist Whittle's jazz group.

    Harry Klein obituary

  • Further, his longstanding quintet, co-starring tenorist Wayne Escoffery and pianist Danny Grissett, is fully up to the challenge of playing it.

    From Swing to Bop

  • Whether playing with frequent collaborators bassist Ben Street and veteran drummer Paul Motian a logical mentor, or his celebrated trio Fly, Mr. Turner is a tenorist who knows all the ins and outs of the tradition — as well as where the cutting edge is.

    Big Sounds, Written in the Stars

  • For municipal authenticity and a living link to the bebop era, the tenorist turned to a childhood mentor, Willie (Face) Smith, who had been a musical associate of Dameron's in the late-40's and who in the mid-70's wrote arrangements for the organ-and-sax combo led by Brother Jack McDuff.

    Sonic Youth, Stereolab Fall Short ��� Lovano 52nd St. by Way of Cleveland

  • Being at last convinced in my own mind, and by others, that I shall not be quite superfluous in this concert, I know that not only I, but also Punto, Simoni [a tenorist], and Galvani will demand that the public should be apprised of our zeal for this charitable object; otherwise we must all conclude that we are not wanted.

    Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Vol. 1 of 2

  • Life in the spotlight has begun at 40 for hard-swinging tenorist Alex Garnett.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Sharing the fun are trumpeter and inveterate jammer Roy Hargrove , tenorist Joel Frahm and a hot trio led by pianist Spike Wilner, part-owner of the club.

    Evening Standard - Home


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