Buddy Tate

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Birthday
20, 1913
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Feb 10, 2001 (87)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1913
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Feb 10, 2001 (87)

About

Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame inductee and one of the greatest tenor saxophone players of his generation. He was the bandleader on more than twenty albums over the course of his career, including Just Jazz.

Before Fame

He started off by playing alto saxophone in McCloud's Night Owls and went on to work with Andy Kirk as a tenor saxophonist.

Trivia

He led a band in the 1970s with Paul Quinichette.

Family Life

He raised a daughter who cared for him in his twilight days.

Associated With

He collaborated with Lionel Hampton in the 1990s, among others.