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King Oliver led great Hot Jazz bands, set the early standard for trumpets and brought Louis Armstrong....
Cannonball Adderley's bluesy, soulful playing was accessible and helped lead to hard bop..
Learn more about this revolutionary tenor sax player - Lester Young
The first great tenor sax player, Coleman Hawkins starting swing sax playing. He played Europe and then made the first bop recording.. He influenced every sax after him. Knowing Hawk is essentail.
Charlie Parker changed every level- harmonic, tonal, rhythmic and melodic.