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Med Flory

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: August 27, 1926 | Died: March 12, 2014    

Med Flory has enjoyed both a profitable music career and successful stints as a television and film writer and actor. His alto sax and clarinet work are deeply influenced by the classic bebop sound, notably the playing of Charlie Parker. Though he doesn't directly emulate Parker, Flory's sound, phrasing and approach reflect his reverence for his music.

He played clarinet and alto with Claude Thornhill in the '50s, and tenor with Woody Herman. Flory formed his own New York band in 1954, then moved to the West Coast two years later. He organized a big band that performed at the inaugural Monterey concert in 1958. Flory played with Terry Gibbs' nonet and orchestra in the late '50s and early '60s, recording with both units and also cutting sessions with Art Pepper and Herman on baritone....
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    The Big Band

    Amplión Records
    1963
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    Jazz Wave

    Amplión Records
    1958
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Featured recording “Go West Young Med”

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Go West Young Med

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