Paul Gonsalves

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Paul Gonsalves
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American jazz tenor saxophone player.

Born: 12 July 1920 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Died: 14 May 1974 in London, England, UK (aged 53).

Gonsalves joined Count Basie's band in 1946, was briefly in Dizzy Gillespie's big band of 1949-1950 before joining Duke Ellington to replace Ben Webster.

The long improvation on "Diminuendo And Crescendo in Blue" at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956 marked his breakthrough, and the beginning of a comeback for Ellington's orchestra as a whole. Gonsalves stayed with Ellington for the rest of his career, but also recorded prolifically as a soloist with other groups and as a leader.

As leader of the Paul Gonsalves Quartet, album "Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick" (1964) is regarded by some as one of the great British jazz albums of the 1960s, where his talented saxophone performance is highly apparent.

He also recorded or featured on many other great releases (including many of friend and colleague Duke Ellington, who's band career he helped revive around 1957), from the early 1950s until his death in 1974 (just nine days before Ellington himself died; who was never told of Gonsalves death).

Father of Brainstorm (5) band member Renell Gonsalves.
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MGW-60002 The Jazz School — Paul Gonsalves Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, Art Mardigan Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, Art Mardigan - The Jazz School (Album) Wing Records MGW-60002 US 1955 Sell This Version
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LP-626 Cookin' — Paul Gonsalves Paul Gonsalves Cookin' (Album) Argo (6) LP-626 US 1958 Sell This Version
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TT 577 Sittin' In — Paul Gonsalves Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Paul Gonsalves, Wynton Kelly, J.C. Heard, Wendell Marshall Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Paul Gonsalves, Wynton Kelly, J.C. Heard, Wendell Marshall - Sittin' In (Album) Verve Records TT 577 UK 1958 Sell This Version
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153.924 Clark Terry And His Orchestra - Featuring Paul Gonsalves — Paul Gonsalves Clark Terry And His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves Clark Terry And His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves - Clark Terry And His Orchestra - Featuring Paul Gonsalves (Album) Disques Decca 153.924 France 1960 Sell This Version
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MLP 15073 Tenor Stuff — Paul Gonsalves Harold Ashby And Paul Gonsalves Harold Ashby And Paul Gonsalves - Tenor Stuff (Album) Metronome MLP 15073 Denmark 1961 Sell This Version
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JLP 936S Gettin' Together — Paul Gonsalves Paul Gonsalves Gettin' Together (Album) Jazzland JLP 936S US 1961 Sell This Version
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CEL 900 George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess — Paul Gonsalves George Gershwin - Mel Tormé, Frances Faye With Betty Roche*, George Kirby, Johnny Hartman, Sallie Blair, Frank Rosolino, Loulie Jean Norman, Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra*, Russ Garcia* Conducting The Studio Orchestra, The Australian Jazz Quintet, The Pat Moran Group*, The Stan Levey Group And Maynard Ferguson, Cat Anderson, Howard McGhee, Herbie Mann, Paul Gonsalves, Ralph Sharon, Johnny Hodges George Gershwin - Mel Tormé, Frances Faye With Betty Roche*, George Kirby, Johnny Hartman, Sallie Blair, Frank Rosolino, Loulie Jean Norman, Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra*, Russ Garcia* Conducting The Studio Orchestra, The Australian Jazz Quintet, The Pat Moran Group*, The Stan Levey Group And Maynard Ferguson, Cat Anderson, Howard McGhee, Herbie Mann, Paul Gonsalves, Ralph Sharon, Johnny Hodges - George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess (Album) Ember Records International Ltd CEL 900 UK 1962 Sell This Version
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CLP.1688 Cleopatra Feelin' Jazzy — Paul Gonsalves Paul Gonsalves Cleopatra Feelin' Jazzy (Album) Impulse! CLP.1688 UK 1963 Sell This Version
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A-55 Tell It The Way It Is! — Paul Gonsalves Paul Gonsalves Tell It The Way It Is! (Album, Comp) Impulse! A-55 US 1963 Sell This Version
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A - 52 Salt And Pepper — Paul Gonsalves Sonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves Sonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves - Salt And Pepper (Album, Comp) Impulse! A - 52 Argentina 1964 Sell This Version
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SX 6003 Just Friends — Paul Gonsalves Paul Gonsalves And Tubby Hayes Paul Gonsalves And Tubby Hayes - Just Friends (Album) Columbia SX 6003 UK 1965 Sell This Version
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B 77.731 L Cat Anderson Claude Bolling And Co. — Paul Gonsalves Cat Anderson, Claude Bolling, Paul Gonsalves, Sam Woodyard Cat Anderson, Claude Bolling, Paul Gonsalves, Sam Woodyard - Cat Anderson Claude Bolling And Co.(LP, Mono) Philips B 77.731 L France 1965 Sell This Version
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LSP-3882 Love Calls — Paul Gonsalves Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis With Paul Gonsalves Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis With Paul Gonsalves - Love Calls (Album) RCA Victor LSP-3882 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
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TL-22 Encuentro — Paul Gonsalves Enrique Villegas / Paul Gonsalves / Willie Cook Enrique Villegas / Paul Gonsalves / Willie Cook - Encuentro (Album) Trova TL-22 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
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S-21.225 Avec Les Swingers Et Les Four Bones — Paul Gonsalves Paul Gonzalves* Avec Les Swingers Et Les Four Bones Riviera (3), Riviera (3) S-21.225 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
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SML 1.064 B Humming Bird — Paul Gonsalves Paul Gonsalves Humming Bird (Album) Deram SML 1.064 B France 1970 Sell This Version
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15 Battle Of Tenor Saxes — Paul Gonsalves Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gene Ammons, Ike Quebec, Paul Gonsalves, Illinois Jacquet, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Allen Eager, Warne Marsh, James Moody, Wardell Gray Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gene Ammons, Ike Quebec, Paul Gonsalves, Illinois Jacquet, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Allen Eager, Warne Marsh, James Moody, Wardell Gray - Battle Of Tenor Saxes (Album) IAJRC 15 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
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BL-191 Just A-Sittin And A-Rockin — Paul Gonsalves Paul Gonsalves, Ray Nance Paul Gonsalves, Ray Nance - Just A-Sittin And A-Rockin (Album) Black Lion Records BL-191 US 1973 Sell This Version
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BLP 30153 It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing! — Paul Gonsalves Earl Hines & Paul Gonsalves Earl Hines & Paul Gonsalves - It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing! (Album) Black Lion Records BLP 30153 France 1974 Sell This Version
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CO 300 Paul Gonsalvez/Paul Quinichette/Orchestre G. Paul Gonsalvez*, Paul Quinichette, Orchestre G. "Dave" Pochonet* Paul Gonsalvez*, Paul Quinichette, Orchestre G. "Dave" Pochonet* - Paul Gonsalvez/Paul Quinichette/Orchestre G. "Dave" Pochonet(LP, Album) Communication CO 300 France 1977 Sell This Version
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17.2535/8 Paul Gonsalves In Paris — Paul Gonsalves Paul Gonsalves Paul Gonsalves In Paris Blue Star, Blue Star 17.2535/8 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
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GJ-94 I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 94 — Paul Gonsalves Duke Ellington / Paul Gonsalves / Harry Carney / Louis Bellson Duke Ellington / Paul Gonsalves / Harry Carney / Louis Bellson - I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 94 (Comp) Curcio GJ-94 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
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OJC 623 (F-9636) Featuring Paul Gonsalves — Paul Gonsalves Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves - Featuring Paul Gonsalves (Album) Fantasy OJC 623 (F-9636) Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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F-9646 Mexican Bandit Meets Pittsburgh Pirate — Paul Gonsalves Paul Gonsalves & Roy Eldridge Paul Gonsalves & Roy Eldridge - Mexican Bandit Meets Pittsburgh Pirate (Album) Fantasy F-9646 US 1986 Sell This Version
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731.071 Ellingtonia Moods And Blues — Paul Gonsalves Paul Gonsalves Ellingtonia Moods And Blues (Album) RCA Victor, BMG France 731.071 France 1971 Sell This Version