Big Al Sears

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Albert Omega Sears, 21 February 1910, Macomb, Illinois, USA, d. 23 March 1990, New York City, New York, USA. After playing alto and baritone saxophones in various bands in the north-eastern states, Sears switched to tenor saxophone and moved to New York, where he was soon in demand. In the late 20s he was with Chick Webb and Zack Whyte, then briefly played with Elmer Snowden before forming his own band. In 1941, he folded his band and joined Andy Kirk, then Lionel Hampton, and, in 1944,... Read more


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