Prevue – Paul Quinichette

A very simple and catchy swinger! Paul Quinichette's tenor sax solo on the original recording is available.

Paul Quinichette

May 17, 1916 – May 25, 1983

Paul Quinichette was known throughout his career as the "Vice Prez" because of the similarity of his tenor saxophone sound to that of Lester Young ("Prez"). However, several elements of his playing were unique, and in some ways even more expressive than Young's. For example, his melodic vocabulary was more limited and often simpler. He also often exaggerated his articulations and dynamic contrasts in a manner all his own. If Young's sound can be described as delicate, Quinichette's by comparison is almost vulnerable. Read more...

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