Al Lucas

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Birthday
16, 1916
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jun 19, 1983 (66)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1916
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jun 19, 1983 (66)

About

Famous for touring and recording with jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet, he is also notable for his session work with Dexter Gordon, Oliver Nelson, Leo Parker, and Sonny Stitt.

Before Fame

He began playing the piano at a young age; at around age twelve, he started learning both bass and tuba. Early in his career, he performed with jazz drummer Kaiser Marshall.

Trivia

During the 1930s and early 1940s, he was a member of the Royal Sunset Orchestra.

Family Life

Born to a concert pianist mother, he spent his early years in Ontario, Canada, and later relocated to New York City.

Associated With

During the 1950s, he recorded with jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd.