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|Nasser Jamil |
Jamil was with blues man B B King in the mid 1950s before moving into a pure jazz context with such artists as pianist as Phineas Newborn junior.
Nasser was also involved in writing music for television commercials, stage
plays and also acted in movies.
Jamil Nasser’s bass can be heard on Lester Young’s final recording date, which took place in Paris in 1959.
alto sax, composer-(1/06/1929)
Between 1952 and ’59 he spent time on and off with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, before concentrating on writing for television and films and getting involved in educational work.
Lennie Heihaus’s name as a composer can be seen in the credits of several Clint Eastwood movies, including “Pale Rider” - “True Crime” and “Space Cowboy”.
Newman David “Fathead”
tenor sax (24/02/1933)
While on tour, Fathead met Ray Charles. The two immediately bonded, both musically and as friends.
In 1954 Newman began a 10 year professional association with Charles and his band, becoming the group’s star tenor-sax soloist.
David Newman was given the nickname “Fathead” because of the big thick sound he got from his horn.