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Med Flory

Born: August 27, 1926 | Died: March 12, 2014    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Med Flory

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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Jazz Waves by Med Flory and His Orchestra

Best of Supersax & The L.A. Voices
Med Flory
(2006)

Med Flory Quintet - Sunday Afternoon Lighthouse Cafe
Med Flory Quintet
( 2005)

Jazz Wave
Med Flory

Supersax: Salt Peanuts
(Supersax Plays Bird, Volume 2: Salt Peanuts)
Supersax, Med Flory, Joe Lopes, Warne Marsh, and Jay Migliori
(1984) - Original recording reissued

Live at Capozzoli's - Las Vegas Late Night Sessions
Conte Candoli & Med Flory Quintet
(1999)

Best Of Supersax & The LA Voices
(2004)

Best Of Supersax & The LA Voices

Go West Young Med
2001

Supersax Plays Bird
(1972, Capitol)
with Conte Candoli, Med Flory, Joe Lopes, Warne Marsh, Jay Migliori, Jack Nimitz, Ronnell Bright, Buddy Clark, Jake Hanna

Supersax Plays Bird, Volume 2: Salt Peanuts
(1973, Capitol)

Supersax plays Bird with Strings
(1974, Capitol)

Chasin the Bird
(1977, MPS)
with Candoli, Blue Mitchell, Rosolino

Dynamite
(1978, MPS)
with Candoli, Rosolino, Don Menza

Supersax & L.A. Voices, Volume 1
(1983, Epic Sony)

Supersax & L.A. Voices, Volume 2
(1984, Columbia)

Supersax & L.A. Voices, Volume 3: Straighten up and fly
(1986, Columbia)

Stone Bird
(1989, Columbia)

The Joy of Sax
(1990)

Live in 75
(1998)

Live in 75: Japanese Tour
(1999)

Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics
(1959)

Dream Band, Vol. 6: One More Time
(2002)

Jazz Cello
(1960) Remastered; Digipak

Jazz Pops
(1962)

Dream Band, Vol. 1
(1959)

Torme
(1958) Remastered; Digipak

Swing Is Here
(1960) Remastered; Digipak

Big New Herd At The Monterey Jazz
(1960)

Ella Swings Lightly
(1959)

Dream Band, Vol. 2: The Sundown Sessions
(1959)

Live In 75
(1998) Live Recording

Dream Band, Vol. 3: Flying Home
(1959)

Art Of The Ballad
(1998)

First Lady Of Song
(1993) Box Set

Live At Donte's 1968
(1998)

1949-1953 Performances
(2004)

Eric Felten Meets The Dek-Tette
(2005)

Ultimate Ray Brown
(1999)

Jazz Sides: Verve Jazz Masters 46
(1995)

Best Of Art Pepper
(2004)

Ultimate Joe Williams
(1999)

Swingin At The Tower
(2007)

Ella Swings Lightly
(1959)

Dave Pell Octet Plays Again
(1994)

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