Harold McNair

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Birthday
5, 1931
Birthplace
Jamaica
Death Date
Mar 7, 1971 (39)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
5, 1931
Birthplace
Jamaica
Death Date
Mar 7, 1971 (39)

About

Jazz and calypso saxophonist and flautist who collaborated with many jazz greats during his life, including Terry Cox.

Before Fame

He attended the Alpha Boys School and played in Baba Motta's band, going on to make music in Europe and in Jamaica.

Trivia

He released many jazz recordings as a sideman, including Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 1 with the Quincy Jones Big Band.

Family Life

He was born and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica.

Associated With

McNair was invited to play with Charles Mingus in a London quartet in the early 1960s.