American jazz tenor saxophone player, born 12 July 1920 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, died 14 May 1974 in London, England (aged 53).
Joined Count Basie's band in 1946, briefly in Dizzy Gillespie's big band of 1949-1950 before joining Duke Ellington, replacing 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. Gonsalves stayed with Ellington for the rest of his career, but also recorded prolifically as a soloist with other groups and as a leader.
Father of Brainstorm (5) band member Renell Gonsalves.
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Paul Gonsalves - The Greatest Jazz Concert In The World album art Various Cotton Tail Various - The Greatest Jazz Concert In The World (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Paul Gonsalves - Sittin' In album art Dizzy Gillespie The Way You Look Tonight and 3 more… Dizzy Gillespie - Sittin' In (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
600373 Paul Gonsalves - I Love New York Jazz album art Various Day Dream and 6 more… Various - I Love New York Jazz(Box + 10xCD) The Intense Media, Documents 600373 US 2017 Sell This Version
Paul Gonsalves - Greatest Sax Legends album art Various Over The Rainbow Various - Greatest Sax Legends (Album, Comp) Jazz Life Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ASH 9285/2 Duke Ellington & Friends Duke's Place and 1 more… Duke Ellington & Friends - Ellingtonia, Volume Two...The Impulse Years(LP, Album, RE) ABC Impulse! ASH 9285/2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3701-4 Paul Gonsalves - The Original Jazz Masters Series Volume One, Disk 4 album art Various Just a Sittin' & a Rockin' Various - The Original Jazz Masters Series Volume One, Disk 4(CD) Da Music 3701-4 Unknown Sell This Version

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