DON MENZA
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Don Menza is a powerful tenor saxophonist who, although able to effectively imitate most of the top stylists (from Coleman Hawkins to John Coltrane), has a distinctive sound of his own. Menza started playing tenor when he was 13. After getting out of the Army, he was with Maynard Ferguson's Orchestra (1960-1962) as both a soloist and an arranger. A short stint with Stan Kenton and a year leading a quintet in Buffalo preceded a period living in Germany (1964-1968). After returning to the U.S., he was with Buddy Rich's big band in 1968, recording a famous solo on "Channel One Suite" that utilized circular breathing and was quite classic. He settled in California and has worked with Elvin Jones (1969), Louie Bellson, as an educator, and in the studios. Don Menza, who has made far too few records, recorded as a leader for Saba (1965) in Germany, Discwasher (1979), read more...
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DON MENZA & FRANK STRAZZERI DON MENZA & FRANK STRAZZERI "Ballads" orig 1987 Fresh Sound LP (duet) USD $19.99 Buy It Now 26 days
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Morning Song
Hard Bop 1966
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First Flight
Hard Bop 1977
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Horn of Plenty
Hard Bop 1979
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Burnin'
Big Band 1981
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Bilein
Hard Bop 2003
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Jack Rabbitt
Hard Bop 2004
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Menza Lines
Big Band 2005
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Voyage
Big Band 2006

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Hip Pocket
Hard Bop 1982
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Live at Claudio's
Hard Bop 1991
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The Don Menza Quartet : Live at Capozzoli's
Hard Bop 2002

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Don Menza Sextet Live at Carmelo's Jazz Club
Hard Bop 2015
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First Flight - Complete Recordings
Hard Bop 2016

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