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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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Albums

Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
Don't You Worry 'Bout...
CTI Masterworks
2011
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It's A Funky Thing To...
Atlantic
2011
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The Spirit The Power...
Atlantic
2008
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Gold Diggers - As...
Atlantic
2006
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Tight
Atlantic
1996
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Heart And Soul: The...
Atlantic
1994
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Videos

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