Teddy Hill

Teddy Hill

Real Name:
Theodore Hill
American saxophonist, band leader, and nightclub manager.

b. December 9, 1909 (Birmingham, AL, USA)
d. May 19, 1978 (Cleveland, OH, USA)

Started out playing with George Howe ('27), Luis Russell ('28-29), and James Price Johnson ('32). From '32 he began to regularly lead his own band, which at times included sidemen such as Leon "Chu" Berry, Dizzy Gillespie, and Frank Newton. From 1940 he gave up leading to become manager of Minton's Playhouse, Harlem. He left there in 1969 to become manager of Club Baron, Harlem.
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HQ 2053 Tiny Bradshaw, Teddy Hill Tiny Bradshaw, Teddy Hill - Tiny Bradshaw / Teddy Hill(LP) Harlequin HQ 2053 UK 1987 Sell This Version