saxophonist who appeared on The
Commodore Years with Don Byes, Bill Coleman, Eddie Condon, Bud Freeman,
Coleman Hawkins, Jelly Roll Morton, Red Norvo,
Slam Stewart, and Teddy Wilson.
In 1958, he played flutes on The
Spirit of Charlie Parker.
He also appeared on Duke Ellington’s 1964 recording of “Perdido”.
mid-‘70s, he played alto saxophone on Paul Butterfield’s LP, Put it in Your Ear. He switched to tenor sax on Van
McCoy’s 1976 album, Rhythms of the
World. Other CDs on which
he appears include Love Call by
Joan Stiles and Your Story –
The Music of Bill Evans by The Howard Alden Trio.
December 2005, he performed live with the Mike Longo Trio at the
Baha’i Center in New York, New York. He was one of several artists on the
2008 tribute video, Count Basie: Then as Now, Count’s the King.
In May 2010,
he paid tribute to the late Jane Jarvis in a concert at St. Peter’s
Church and participated in Celebrate Diversity Celebrate You Day in New
Van McCoy recordings
The Shuffle (Van McCoy)
That’s the Joint (Richard Harris/Van McCoy)