Jack Montrose

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        Tenor saxophonist and composer Jack Montrose was a premier exponent of the West Coast jazz movement. His terse phrasing and smooth tone remain the quintessence of California cool. Born December 30, 1928, in Detroit, Montrose spent the first several years of the Depression in Chicago until poverty forced his family to relocate to Chattanooga, TN. Upon teaching himself saxophone he joined a local dance band at the age of 14, and after several tours of the South he relocated to Sou... Read more

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