WARDELL GRAY

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Wardell Gray (1921-1955) was an American jazz bebop tenor saxophonist.

His first musical job was in Isaac Goodwin's little band, a part-time outfit that played local dances. When auditioning for another job, he was heard by Dorothy Patton, a young pianist who was forming a band in the Fraternal Club up in Flint, Michigan, and she hired him. After a very happy year there, he moved to Jimmy Raschel's band (Raschel had recorded a few sides earlier in the 1930s but did not do so again) and then on to the Benny Carew band in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was at around this time that he met Jeanne Goings; together they had a daughter, Anita, who was born in January 1941.

Wardell's next move was to return to Detroit. In 1940, Stack Walton handed over leadership of the house band at the Congo Club to Johnny Allen, with Wardell taking
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Wardell Gray Memorial, Volume 2Wardell Gray Memorial, Volume 2
Remastered · Extra tracks
Original Jazz Classics 1996
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Easy SwingEasy Swing
$15.03
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The Chase and the SteeplechaseThe Chase and the Steeplechase
Membran 2006
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Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1
Original Jazz Classics 1992
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Wardell Gray StoryWardell Gray Story
Proper Box Uk 2003
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WARDELL GRAY Discography

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WARDELL GRAY Featuring Wardell Gray album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Featuring Wardell Gray
Bop 1951
WARDELL GRAY Los Angeles All Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Los Angeles All Stars
Bop 1953
WARDELL GRAY Memorial Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Memorial Volume 1
Bop 1955
WARDELL GRAY Memorial Album Vol.2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Memorial Album Vol.2
Bop 1955
WARDELL GRAY Wardell Gray - Stan Hasselgard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wardell Gray - Stan Hasselgard
Bop 1976

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WARDELL GRAY The Great album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Great
Bop 1950
WARDELL GRAY ...So That You Can Forget album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
...So That You Can Forget
Bop 1953
WARDELL GRAY Wardell Gray / Ben Webster ‎: The Alumni Masters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wardell Gray / Ben Webster ‎: The Alumni Masters
Bop 1979

WARDELL GRAY live albums

WARDELL GRAY Jazz Concert With Wardell Gray All Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Concert With Wardell Gray All Stars
Bop 1952
WARDELL GRAY Wardell Gray & Dexter Gordon : The Chase And The Steeplechase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wardell Gray & Dexter Gordon : The Chase And The Steeplechase
Bop 1952
WARDELL GRAY Wardell Gray / Sonny Kriss / Al Killian / Wild Bill Moore  / Gene Montgomery / Hamp Hawes , Russ Freeman, Ken Kennedy , LeRoy Gray : Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wardell Gray / Sonny Kriss / Al Killian / Wild Bill Moore / Gene Montgomery / Hamp Hawes , Russ Freeman, Ken Kennedy , LeRoy Gray : Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 2
Bop 1952
WARDELL GRAY Way Out Wardell (aka Shades of Gray aka Wardell Gray Plus Erroll Garner) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Way Out Wardell (aka Shades of Gray aka Wardell Gray Plus Erroll Garner)
Bop 1956
WARDELL GRAY Live In Hollywood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Hollywood
Bop 1978
WARDELL GRAY Live At The Haig 1952 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Haig 1952
Bop 1991

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WARDELL GRAY Memorial Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Memorial Album
Bop 1965
WARDELL GRAY Central Avenue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Central Avenue
Bop 1976
WARDELL GRAY The Chase & Steeplechase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chase & Steeplechase
Bop 1978
WARDELL GRAY The Thin Man Meets Fat Boy Vol. I album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Thin Man Meets Fat Boy Vol. I
Bop 1981
WARDELL GRAY The Thin Man Meets Fat Boy Vol. II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Thin Man Meets Fat Boy Vol. II
Bop 1981
WARDELL GRAY One For Prez album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One For Prez
Bop 1988
WARDELL GRAY And The Big Bands album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
And The Big Bands
Big Band 1989
WARDELL GRAY Easy Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Easy Swing
Bop 1989
WARDELL GRAY Wardell Gray album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wardell Gray
Bop 1991
WARDELL GRAY Complete Sunset and New Jazz Masters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Sunset and New Jazz Masters
Bop 2000
WARDELL GRAY The Wardell Gray Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Wardell Gray Story
Bop 2003

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