J R MONTEROSE

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J. R. Monterose (January 19, 1927 – September 16, 1993), born Frank Anthony Peter Vincent Monterose, Jr. in Detroit, Michigan, was an American jazz tenor (and occasional soprano) saxophonist.

J.R. or JR (derived from Jr.) Monterose grew up in Utica, New York, where his family moved a few months after his birth. He began formal clarinet studies at thirteen, but was largely self taught as a tenor saxophonist, which he took up at fifteen after hearing Glenn Miller band soloist Tex Beneke. His earliest stylistic influences were Coleman Hawkins and Chu Berry, but, as he told critic Leonard Feather, he also found harmonic inspiration in pianists, citing particularly the example of Bud Powell and the instruction of Utica-based guitarist and pianist Sam Mancuso in helping him learn how to use chord changes.

Monterose's first professional experience was playing in upstate New York territory dance bands (1947–49). In 1950 he joined Henry "Hot
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J R MONTEROSE J. R. Monterose album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
J. R. Monterose
Hard Bop 1956
J R MONTEROSE The Message (aka  Straight Ahead) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Message (aka Straight Ahead)
Hard Bop 1960
J R MONTEROSE In Action with the Joe Abodeely Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Action with the Joe Abodeely Trio
Hard Bop 1964
J R MONTEROSE Welcome Back J.R. ! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Welcome Back J.R. !
Hard Bop 1979
J R MONTEROSE ....And A Little Pleasure (with Tommy Flanagan) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
....And A Little Pleasure (with Tommy Flanagan)
Hard Bop 1981
J R MONTEROSE Jaywalkin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jaywalkin'
Hard Bop 2001

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J R MONTEROSE Is Alive In Amsterdam Paradiso album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Is Alive In Amsterdam Paradiso
Hard Bop 1969
J R MONTEROSE Body And Soul (with Jon Eardley, Rein De Graaff, Henk Haverhoek, Pierre Courbois) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Body And Soul (with Jon Eardley, Rein De Graaff, Henk Haverhoek, Pierre Courbois)
Hard Bop 1970
J R MONTEROSE Live In Albany album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Albany
Hard Bop 1980
J R MONTEROSE Bebop Loose & Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bebop Loose & Live
Hard Bop 1982
J R MONTEROSE T. T. T album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
T. T. T
Hard Bop 1999
J R MONTEROSE Live at the Tender Trap album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Tender Trap
Hard Bop 2004

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Complete Studio Recordings
Hard Bop 2008

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