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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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20-2148 Paul Gonsalves - Free Eats / Bill's Mill album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* Bill's Mill Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Free Eats / Bill's Mill(Shellac, 10") RCA Victor 20-2148 US 1947 Sell This Version
Paul Gonsalves - Ellington Jazz Party album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Ready, Go! (as Paul Gonzalves) Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Ellington Jazz Party (Album) Columbia Canada 1959 Sell This Version
Paul Gonsalves - (From The Soundtrack Of The Motion Picture) Otto Preminger's Anatomy Of A Murder album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Hero To Zero and 1 more… Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - (From The Soundtrack Of The Motion Picture) Otto Preminger's Anatomy Of A Murder (Album) Columbia Italy 1959 Sell This Version
CL 1323 Paul Gonsalves - Ellington Jazz Party album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Ready, Go! (as Paul Gonzalves) Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Ellington Jazz Party(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Columbia CL 1323 US 1959 Sell This Version
B 13601, B-13601 Paul Gonsalves - Anatomy Of A Murder  album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Happy Anatomy Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Anatomy Of A Murder (7", EP) Columbia, Columbia B 13601, B-13601 US 1959 Sell This Version
CL 1085 Paul Gonsalves - Ellington Indigos album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Where Or When Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Ellington Indigos(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Columbia CL 1085 US 1962 Sell This Version
FS 1024 Paul Gonsalves - Francis A. & Edward K. album art Francis Albert Sinatra*, Edward Kennedy Ellington* Francis Albert Sinatra*, Edward Kennedy Ellington* - Francis A. & Edward K.(LP, Album) Reprise Records FS 1024 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Paul Gonsalves - Second Sacred Concert album art Duke Ellington Praise God And Dance Duke Ellington - Second Sacred Concert (Album) Fantasy US 1968 Sell This Version
Paul Gonsalves - Jazz At The Plaza Vol. II album art Duke Ellington & His Orchestra* Ready Go Duke Ellington & His Orchestra* - Jazz At The Plaza Vol. II (Album) Columbia Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
45 Paul Gonsalves - Duke Ellington, His Orchestra And Friends At The First Annual Connecticut Jazz Festival, July 28, 1956 album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington, His Orchestra And Friends At The First Annual Connecticut Jazz Festival, July 28, 1956(LP, Album) IAJRC 45 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
CK 65569 Paul Gonsalves - Anatomy Of A Murder album art Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Hero To Zero and 1 more… Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Anatomy Of A Murder(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Legacy CK 65569 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Paul Gonsalves - Breaking Bad - Season Five album art Various Overture [From Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's, and 2 more… Various - Breaking Bad - Season Five(CD, Album, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label none US 2013 Sell This Version
658 075 Paul Gonsalves - Duke Ellington Presents The Duke Ellington Orchestra album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington Presents The Duke Ellington Orchestra(LP, Album, RE) International Polydor Production 658 075 France Unknown Sell This Version

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