Waltz For Claire – J.R. Monterose

We don't know who Claire is, but based on how romantic this composition is, we have to assume she's someone very special.

J.R. Monterose

January 19, 1927 – September 26, 1993

A tenor saxophonist with a light though penetrating tone and a keen melodic and rhythmic approach, Monterose always brought something special to the bandstand or recording studio. He played extensively with Buddy Rich, Charles Mingus, Kenny Dorham (he recorded with the latter pair) and pianist George Wallington, but he was mostly a leader. Read more...

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