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Frank Strozier

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Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: June 13, 1937    

Frank Strozier (born June 13, 1937) is an alto saxophonist renowned for his playing in the hard bop idiom.

Frank Strozier has long been a top-notch hard bop stylist whose intense sound recalls (but is not derivative of) Jackie McLean. One of many excellent jazzmen who grew up in Memphis, Strozier played with other Memphis musicians even after he moved to Chicago in 1954 (including Harold Mabern, Booker Little, and George Coleman). He recorded with the MJT + 3 from 1959-1960, and led sessions for Vee Jay during the same period. After moving to New York, Strozier was briefly with the Miles Davis Quintet in 1963 (between Hank Mobley and George Coleman), gigged with Roy Haynes, and then relocated to Los Angeles...
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  • Long Night

    Fantasy Jazz
    2002
  • Cool, Calm And Collected

    Original Jazz Classics
    2000
  • Fantastic Frank Strozier

    Original Jazz Classics
    1960

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