Cecil Payne

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by Cecil Payne

Biography

Cecil McKenzie Payne, 14 December 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 27 November 2007, Camden, New Jersey, USA. After first learning guitar, alto saxophone and clarinet, Payne took up the baritone saxophone. In 1946, a year in which he played and recorded with J.J. Johnson and Roy Eldridge, he joined Dizzy Gillespie’s big band for a three-year stint. Leaving Gillespie in 1949 he joined Tadd Dameron’s band, following this with appearances with James Moody and Illinois Jacquet. In... Read more

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jazz
saxophone
bebop
hard bop
strata-east
baritone sax
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