HAL MCKUSICK

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Hal McKusick (b. Medford, MA, June 1, 1924) is an American-born jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist, most notable for his work with Boyd Raeburn from 1944 to 1945 and Claude Thornhill from 1948 to 1949. In the early 1950s he worked with Terry Gibbs and Don Elliott. McKusick also released albums under his own leadership, including a 1957 album for Prestige titled Triple Exposure. At that time he made many recordings with groups led by George Russell and Jimmy Giuffre. A fine example of his solo playing can be heard on 'All About Rosie', the lead track on the suite for orchestra featuring Bill Evans (written by George Russell and conducted by Gunther Schuller), recorded live at the Brandeis Jazz Festival in 1957. He also played on other Russell and projects at that time. In 1958 Hal McKusick led a small group with Bill Evans that recorded Cross Section Saxes which read more...
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HAL MCKUSICK East Coast Jazz Series No. 8 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
East Coast Jazz Series No. 8
Cool Jazz 1955
HAL MCKUSICK Hal McKusick Plays/Betty St. Clair Sings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hal McKusick Plays/Betty St. Clair Sings
Vocal Jazz 1955
HAL MCKUSICK In a Twentieth Century Drawing Room album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In a Twentieth Century Drawing Room
Cool Jazz 1956
HAL MCKUSICK The Jazz Workshop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jazz Workshop
Cool Jazz 1957
HAL MCKUSICK Featuring Art Farmer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Featuring Art Farmer
Cool Jazz 1957
HAL MCKUSICK Triple Exposure album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Triple Exposure
Cool Jazz 1958
HAL MCKUSICK Cross Section : Saxes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cross Section : Saxes
Cool Jazz 1958
HAL MCKUSICK Sax Duets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sax Duets
Jazz Education 1977
HAL MCKUSICK 17 Jazz Duets For Two Flutes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
17 Jazz Duets For Two Flutes
Jazz Education 1977

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HAL MCKUSICK Jazz At The Academy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz At The Academy
Cool Jazz 1957

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HAL MCKUSICK Now's The Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Now's The Time
Cool Jazz 1995
HAL MCKUSICK The Complete Barry Galbraith, Milt Hinton and Osie Johnson Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Barry Galbraith, Milt Hinton and Osie Johnson Recordings
Cool Jazz 2005

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