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Frank Lowe

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: June 24, 1943 | Died: September 19, 2003    

Frank Lowe

Frank Lowe - tenor saxophone (1943 2003)

Tenor saxophonist Frank Lowe came out of Memphis inspired by the bluesy sound of King Curtis, but went on to become one the premier free jazz players in New York beginning with his association with Sun Ra in the mid sixties.

Frank Lowe grew up in Memphis and soaked up the remarkable musical currents of that city in the early 1960's. The saxophonists Charles Lloyd and Hank Crawford and the singer Carla Thomas were his friends and neighbors; his first music teacher outside of school was Packy Axton, the part owner of Stax Records, who also played saxophone. As a teenager, Mr. Lowe worked in the Stax recording studio and in its record store....
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Source: Ben Ratliff

  • The Loweski

    ESP Disk
    2013
  • The Loweski

    Original Jazz Classics
    2012
  • Black Beings

    ESP Disk
    2008
  • Lowe-Down and Blue

    CIMP Records
    2003
  • Fresh

    Original Jazz Classics
    1994
  • Inappropiate Choices

    Original Jazz Classics
    1991
  • Decision In Paradise

    Original Jazz Classics
    1985
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