Buddy Tate Birthday: February 22, 1913
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.