Amazon.com Widgets

Ira Sullivan

Primary Instrument: Reeds

Born: May 1, 1931    

Ira Sullivan

Sullivan is that rare thing, a true multi-instrumentalist, capable of improvising statements of worth on all his instruments. He was taught trumpet by his father, saxophone by his mother and played both in 50s Chicago with such seminal figures as Charlie “Bird” Parker, Lester Young, Wardell Gray and Roy Eldridge, garnering a reputation as a fearsome bebop soloist. After playing briefly with Art Blakey (1956), and mastering alto and baritone saxophone, Sullivan moved south to Florida and out of the spotlight in the early 60s. His reluctance to travel limited his opportunities to play with musicians of the first rank, but Sullivan continued to play in the Miami area, often in schools and churches...
read more

  • BUY

    A Family Affair

    Origin Records
    2011
  • BUY

    Blue Stroll

    Narada Lotus
    1988
  • BUY

    Does It All

    Narada Lotus
    1983
  • BUY

    Strings Attached

    Narada Lotus
    1983
  • BUY

    Multimedia

    Narada Lotus
    1982
  • BUY

    Ira Sullivan

    Narada Lotus
    1976
  • BUY

    Bird Lives

    Narada Lotus
    0

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

No videos available. Add a video now.

CD/LP/Track Review

Artist Profiles

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Featured recording “A Family Affair”

Latest Release

A Family Affair

Origin Records (2011)

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Ira Sullivan events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Rank: 1,997 Views: 8,394 Fans: 1
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

About | Enter

Tom Chang

Tom Chang

About | Enter

Cedar Walton

Cedar Walton

About | Enter

Sheryl Bailey

Sheryl Bailey

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW