Paul Gonsalves
Born: 1920

Although his reputation is often hung upon the mighty
gallery-rousing performance he gave at the 1956 Newport
Jazz Festival with Duke Ellington, tenor saxophonist Paul
Gonsalves was at heart an introspective balladeer. His true
legacy is his recorded collection of love songs.

Paul Gonsalves was born on 12 July 1920, in Boston,
Massachusetts, which is where he had his first professional
engagement. He played tenor saxophone with the Sabby
Lewis band for several years, a stretch split by… Continue

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