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Teddy Edwards

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: May 26, 1924 | Died: May 23, 2003    

Teddy Edwards

A pioneer hard bopper on the tenor and recognized as one of the masters in the L.A. Central Avenue scene, Edwards leaves a huge legacy of recorded music, stretching from the Forties right through to his death in 2003.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, on 26th April 1924, Edwards moved to Los Angeles in 1945, first coming to attention the following year when, with trumpeter Howard McGhee's group, he recorded the groundbreaking bebop tune, “Up In Dodo's Room.”

By the end of that decade Edwards was sufficiently well known to front his own bands. In 1949 he was also one of the first members of the Lighthouse All Stars, the group based at the famous Lighthouse Club in Hermosa Beach....
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Source: Rob Partridge

  • Smooth Sailing


    2003
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  • The Legend Of Teddy Edwards

    Black Lion
    2001
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  • The Saxophone Of Teddy Edwards & Houston Person - Close Encounters

    Black Lion
    1999
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  • Tango In Harlem

    Black Lion
    1995
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  • Mississippi Lad

    Black Lion
    1991
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  • The Inimitable

    Black Lion
    1976
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  • Feelin's

    Black Lion
    1974
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