Friday, August 10, 2018

Arnett Cobb's 100th Birthday

Today (August 10, 2018) would have been American jazz tenor saxophonist Arnett Cobb's 100th Birthday.

Biography highlights (from Wikipedia)
  • Born in Houston, Texas (August 10, 1918)
  • Wrote the jazz standard, Smooth Sailing (1951)
  • Played with Lionel Hampton (1942-1947)
  • Passed away (1989)
We asked local sax players for comments about this legendary performer.

Darcy Hepner
I was into Arnett when I was checking out the whole 'Texas Tenor" phenomenon years ago. Arnett loomed large in the style. Incredible tone that could melt your socks and soul for miles.
Mary Kovacs (One Way Up)
He was the Texas wild man of the tenor sax with powerful sound.

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