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Friday, August 28, 2020

Hal Singer (1919 - 2020)

Tenor saxist Hal Singer died on August 18 - he was 100 years old. Back in June this year I posted an item about Hal Singer after Brian Ebbatson had drawn my attention to an article in the Washington Post which can be read again here. It's a harrowing story and I marvel that Hal Singer reached the age of 3 let alone 100.

May he rest in peace - he certainly deserves to.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Let's remember Hal for his many in concert performances and studio recordings. Two cherished albums - Rocket 88 (Alexis Korner & co) and Jimmy Witherspoon Sings the Blues with Mike Carr, Peter King and others - feature Hal's tenor sax.

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