Pony Poindexter

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Tags: jazz 60s saxophone Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1990s 2000s


Norwood Poindexter, 8 February 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 14 April 1988, Oakland, California, USA. While still a youngster Poindexter learned to play several reed instruments including clarinet and alto saxophone, the instrument upon which he was later recognized as a strong and distinctive performer. He gained experience working in his home town and then in several bands including that led by Lionel Hampton. He also established a reputation for ably accompanying singers, including Billy Eckstine, Jon Hendricks (appearing on his 1959 World Pacific session, A Good Git-Together), and Lambert, Hendricks And Ross, with whom he often played during the early 60s. He recorded Pony’s Express on which he was joined by Eric Dolphy, Jimmy Heath, Pepper Adams, Sonny Red Kyner and Elvin Jones.

Poindexter spent about 15 years in Europe, playing in many countries, including Spain where he worked with the young Norwegian guitarist and singer,...

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