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George Coleman

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: March 8, 1935    

George Coleman

No tenor saxophonist better epitomizes the robust muscularity of that heavyweight instrument of jazz expression than George Coleman. With brilliant technique and a deeply soulful tone firmly rooted in his hometown of Memphis, George has performed with many of jazz’ most legendary figures and influenced countless saxophonists during his half century in music.

Growing up in Memphis’ rich musical environment of the late ‘40s and early ‘50s, alongside such notables as Booker Little, Harold Mabern, Frank Strozier, Jamil Nasser, Hank Crawford, Phineas Newborn Jr., and blues immortal B.B. King, Coleman began to teach himself to play the alto saxophone in 1950, upon being profoundly affected by the music of Charlie Parker....
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  • 4 Generations Of Miles

    Chesky Records
    2002
  • My Horns of Plenty

    Birdology
    2002
  • Danger High Voltage

    Two and Four
    2000
  • Amsterdam After Dark

    JJ-Tracks
    1989
  • George Coleman At Yoshi's

    JJ-Tracks
    1989
  • Manhattan Panorama

    JJ-Tracks
    1985
  • Meditation

    JJ-Tracks
    1983
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