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Hilton Jefferson

sax, as, 1903-1968 US, Danbury, Connecticut
Musician of Jazz

Hilton Jefferson (July 30, 1903 – November 14, 1968) was an American jazz alto saxophonist born in Danbury, Connecticut, perhaps best known for leading the saxophone section from 1940–1949 in the Cab Calloway band. Jefferson is said to have been "a soft, delicate saxophone player, with an exquisite sensibility."

     
Instruments
  • Saxophone
  • Alto sax
  • Clarinet
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
My Man's Gone Now on Porgy And Bess Revisited by Cootie Williams & Hilton Jefferson
Summertime on Porgy And Bess Revisited by Cootie Williams & Hilton Jefferson
It Ain't Necessarily So on Porgy And Bess Revisited by Cootie Williams & Hilton Jefferson
A Red-Headed Woman on Porgy And Bess Revisited by Cootie Williams & Hilton Jefferson
Bess, You In My Woman on Porgy And Bess Revisited by Cootie Williams & Hilton Jefferson
Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess on Porgy And Bess Revisited by Cootie Williams & Hilton Jefferson
Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way on Porgy And Bess Revisited by Cootie Williams & Hilton Jefferson
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' on Porgy And Bess Revisited by Cootie Williams & Hilton Jefferson
There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York on Porgy And Bess Revisited by Cootie Williams & Hilton Jefferson
A Woman Is A Sometime Thing on Porgy And Bess Revisited by Cootie Williams & Hilton Jefferson

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Jazz Off The Air Vol. 4Cab Calloway And His Orchestra, Ike Quebec, Illinois Jacquet, Benny Carter, Jonah Jones, Hilton Jefferson, Tyree Glenn1980Compil.
Rockin' In RhythmSwingville All Stars : Al Sears / Taft Jordan / Hilton Jefferson1960Album
Rehearsal Vol. 1Mary Lou Williams, Hilton Jefferson1951Album
The Hour of partingHilton JeffersonSingle
Danny Boy / IdahoHilton JeffersonSingle
Newport Jazz Festival 3 July 1958/ Paris Jazz Festival 3 November 1965Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Tyree Glenn, Hilton Jefferson, Ben Webster, Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Greer, Roy Eldridge, Stuff Smith, Don Byas, Earl Hines, Jimmy Woode, Kenny ClarkeAlbum
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