Hank Crawford Similar Artists

Houston Person - 90% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

10 November 1934, Florence, South Carolina, USA. A late starter, Person took up the tenor saxophone in his late teenage years and gained considerable experience in bands during his military service. In the 60s he was sometimes sideman, sometimes leader of small groups cashing in on the organ-tenor fad, and was a member of Johnny Hammond’s group from 1963-66. Late in the Read more

Gene Ammons - 62% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs CDs Vinyl

Eugene Ammons, 14 April 1925, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 August 1974, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Ammons chose to make the tenor saxophone his instrument in preference to the piano played by his father, the famous boogie-woogie exponent Albert Ammons. Gene left school at the age of 18 and within two years was a member of Billy Eckstine’s bebop-orientated big band. Despite Read more

Sonny Stitt - 54% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

Edward Boatner Stitt, 2 February 1924, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 22 July 1982, Washington, DC, USA. Starting out on alto saxophone, Stitt gained his early experience playing in the big bands led by Tiny Bradshaw and Billy Eckstine. Influenced by Charlie Parker and by the many fine young beboppers he encountered on the Eckstine band, Stitt quickly developed into a formid Read more

Charles Earland - 53% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

24 May 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 11 December 1999, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Earland began his musical career, playing saxophone, while still at school. First on alto and then tenor, he played with a number of bands and soon after graduation joined the small band led by organist Jimmy McGriff. Later, he formed a band of his own using the currently popular o Read more

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - 51% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Blues Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

2 March 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 3 November 1986, Culver City, California, USA. Davis began to make his mark on the jazz scene in his home town when he worked at Clark Monroe’s Uptown House in the late 30s. Despite this establishment’s close ties with the emergence of bebop a few years later, Davis’ tenor saxophone playing was rooted in swing and Read more

Lou Donaldson - 47% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

1 November 1926, Badin, North Carolina, USA. Donaldson started on clarinet but, while playing in a band in the US Navy alongside Willie Smith and Clark Terry, he switched to alto saxophone. In the early 50s he was in New York, playing with Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Blue Mitchell, Art Blakey and other leading jazzmen. In 1954 he and Clifford Brown joined Blakey’s J Read more

The Jazz Crusaders - 47% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Jazz
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs

Idris Muhammad - 45% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Leo Morris, 13 November 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Immaculate, imaginative and equally at home on contemporary jazz and more popular funk and soul sessions, Idris Muhammad is one of America’s most impressive and swinging drummers. Playing since the age of eight, he began working professionally in the soul scene in the early 60s, accompanying vocalists Jerry Butl Read more

Nat Adderley - 42% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs

Nathaniel Adderley, 25 November 1931, Tampa, Florida, USA, d. 1 January 2000, Lakeland, Florida, USA. The younger brother of Cannonball Adderley, Nathaniel was a singer until his voice broke and he took up the trumpet. In the early 50s he served in the army with his brother and played in the 36th Army Band. His professional break came in 1954, when Lionel Hampton asked him t Read more

Ike Quebec - 40% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

17 August 1918, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 16 January 1963, New York City, New York, USA. Quebec played piano at first, then took up the tenor saxophone in 1940. He worked in several well-known bands, including outfits led by Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge and, later, Cab Calloway, with whom he stayed from 1944-51. He also led his own small groups in the 40s, r Read more

Stanley Turrentine - 40% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

5 April 1934, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 September 2000, New York City, USA. After playing cello Turrentine took up the tenor saxophone before reaching his teenage years. Born into a musical family (his father, Thomas Turrentine, played tenor with Al Cooper’s Savoy Sultans, and his brother Tommy Turrentine was a proficient trumpet player), Stanley quickly beca Read more

Jimmy McGriff - 39% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

James Herrell, 3 April 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Encouraged by a musical home environment (both his parents were pianists), by the time he left school, McGriff played not only piano but bass, vibes, drums and saxophone. He played with Archie Shepp, Reggie Workman, Charles Earland and Donald Bailey in his youth, but after two years as an military policeman in the Read more

Jimmy Smith - 39% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

James Oscar Smith, 8 December 1925 (1928 is also cited by some sources), Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 8 February 2005, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. The sound of the Hammond Organ in jazz was popularized by Smith, often using the prefix ‘the incredible’ or ‘the amazing’. He became the most famous jazz organist of all times and possibly the most influenti Read more

Phil Woods - 39% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs Blu-ray CDs

2 November 1931, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. Woods began playing alto saxophone as a child, studied later at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and by his early 20s had already made a significant mark on jazz. Playing hard bop and acknowledging Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker but never slavishly so, Woods became a vital force in jazz in the late 50s. He led his o Read more

Johnny Griffin - 38% match to Hank Crawford

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs

Artist matches Powered by AudioScrobbler