Wardell Gray

    Wardell Gray

    • Wardell Gray
    Wardell Gray

    Wardell Gray

    • Wardell Gray

    Wardell Gray

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    Complete Late Fourties Masters (Bonus Track Version)

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        Wardell Gray was one of the top tenors to emerge during the bop era (along with Dexter Gordon and Teddy Edwards). His Lester Young-influenced tone made his playing attractive to swing musicians as well as younger modernists. He grew up in Detroit, playing in local bands as a teenager. Gray was with Earl Hines during 1943-1945, recording with him (1945). That same year, he moved to Los Angeles and he became a major part of the Central Avenue scene, having nightly tenor battles wi... Read more

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