Wardell Gray: Born: Today, February 13, 1921, Oklahoma City.
”Wardell was a very good saxophonist who knew his instrument very well. His playing was very fluid, very clean. Although his sound wasn’t overwhelming he always managed to make everything very interesting, very musical. I always enjoyed playing with him. He had a lot of drive and profusion of ideas. He was stimulating to me.”– Dexter Gordon
Wardell Gray was one of many great unsung talents in jazz. His constant flow of ideas, his rich, smooth tone and his impeccable technique and enunciation set him apart from legions of other tenor saxophonists to emerge in the ‘40s. Thanks to wardellgray.org a wealth of information about him and music by him remains available. They have posted almost fifty rare gems on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/user/WardellGrayDotOrg/videos?view=0