King Curtis

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by King Curtis

Biography

Curtis Ousley, 7 February 1934, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 13 August 1971, New York City, New York, USA. A respected saxophonist and session musician, Curtis appeared on countless releases, including those as disparate as Buddy Holly and Andy Williams. He is, however, best recalled for his work on Atlantic Records. A former member of Lionel Hampton’s band, Curtis moved to New York and quickly became an integral part of its studio system. He also scored a number 1 US R&B single,... Read more

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soul
jazz
rhythm and blues
saxophone
funk
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