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Hank Crawford

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: December 21, 1934 | Died: January 29, 2009    

Hank Crawford

Hank Crawford was an alto sax sensation since he stepped out of the Ray Charles band back in 1963. A signature piercing, full bodied, blues, soul, and gospel drenched tone, sets him apart from the alto pack. He has an instantly recognizable voice, and his excellent choice of material suits his style perfectly. He is a bluesman turned preacher on the sax, and the sermon is always on time.

Bennie Ross Crawford Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee on December 21, 1934, began formal piano studies at age nine and was soon playing for his church choir. His father had brought an alto saxophone home from the service and when Hank entered high school, he took it up in order to join the band. He credits Charlie Parker, Louis Jordan, Earl Bostic and Johnny Hodges as early influences....
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  • It's A Funky Thing To Do

    Atlantic
    2011
    BUY
  • Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

    CTI Masterworks
    2011
    BUY
  • The Spirit The Power / Family

    Atlantic
    2008
    BUY
  • Gold Diggers - As Sampled By Kanye West

    Atlantic
    2006
    BUY
  • Tight

    Atlantic
    1996
    BUY
  • Heart And Soul: The Hank Crawford Anthology

    Atlantic
    1994
    BUY
  • On The Blue Side

    Atlantic
    1990
    BUY
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Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing by Dan Bilawsky

Low Flame High Heat by AAJ Staff

Memphis, Ray and a Touch of Moody by Douglas Payne

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Road Tested by Douglas Payne

Tight by Douglas Payne

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