Buddy Tate Birthday: February 22, 1913br/Most Valuable Player- From Basie To Swingin’ Jams
Name any genre of jazz, any regional scene, any stylistic pocket and you’ll find a few recognized giants and a whole lot of exceptionally talented road warriors who contributed mightily to the music without proper historic or financial due. Buddy Tate, a masterful, hard swinging Texas tenor saxophonist, who logged five decades on the international jazz stage is a perfect example. Nic Jones’s essay for the Jazz Institute Of Chicago touches on some of his contributions.
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Buddy Tate: Born To Swing
This section of the documentary “Born To Swing” spotlights Buddy Tate, the man who took over Herschel Evans’s chair in the Basie band. If Evans begat Tate, Buddy begat Illinois Jacquet who begat Don Wilkerson and so the jazz legacy goes.View Video
Arnett Cobb and Buddy Tate Tenor Sax Battle
This is a special moment. The great swing tenors Arnett Cobb and Buddy Tate still in top form at the 1979 Northsea Jazz Festival in Holland. The superb rhythm section is Hank Jones, Gene Ramey and Gus Johnson.View Video