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Paul Gonsalves

ts, sax, 1920-1974 US, Boston
Musician of Jazz

American jazz saxophone player. Born: 12 July 1920 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Died: 14 May 1974 in London, England, UK (aged 53). Regarded by some as recording one of the great British jazz albums of the 1960's, "Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick" (1964), where his talented saxophone performance is highly apparent. Though he also recorded, or featured on many other great releases (including many of friend and colleague Duke Ellington who's band career he helped revive around 1957) from the early 1950's until his death in 1974 (just nine days before Ellington himself died; who was never told of Gonsalves death). Father of Brainstorm band member Renell Gonsalves.

  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
I Cover The Waterfront on Gettin' Together! by Paul Gonsalves
Things Ain't What They Used To Be on Tell It The Way It Is by Paul Gonsalves
Salt And Pepper on Salt And Pepper by Sonny Stitt & Paul Gonsalves
Dukes Place on Tell It The Way It Is by Paul Gonsalves
Yesterdays on Gettin' Together! by Paul Gonsalves
Milli Terry on Daylight Express by Clark Terry
Rapscallion In Rab's Canyon on Tell It The Way It Is by Paul Gonsalves
Walkin' on Gettin' Together! by Paul Gonsalves
I Surrender Dear on Gettin' Together! by Paul Gonsalves
Antony And Cleopatra Theme on Cleopatra Feelin' Jazzy by Paul Gonsalves

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick + Gettin' TogetherPaul Gonsalves2018Compil.
Ellingtonia Moods & Blues+Gettin' TogetherPaul Gonsalves - Johnny Hodges2011Compil.
"Cookin'" Complete 1956-1957 SessionsPaul Gonsalves Featuring Clark Terry And Jimmy Woode2007Compil.
The HappeningPaul Gonsalves2003Compil.
Clark Terry And His OrchestraClark Terry And His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves2001Compil.
Daylight ExpressClark Terry Featuring Paul Gonsalves1998Compil.
Jazz Masters (100 Ans De Jazz)Paul Gonsalves1998Album
Ellingtonia Moods And BluesPaul Gonsalves1997Album
The Three TenorsDon Byas / Paul Gonsalves / Ben Webster1996Compil.
The Jazz Masters (100 Anos De Swing)Paul Gonsalves with Duke Ellington And His Orchestra1996Compil.
Carnegie Hall '64 - Volume TwoDuke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams1995Album
Mexican Bandit Meets Pittsburgh PiratePaul Gonsalves & Roy Eldridge1986Album
Featuring Paul GonsalvesDuke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves1984Album
Los Grandes Del Jazz 94Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Louis Bellson1982Compil.
Famed Fieldcup Concert (Vol. 1): Duke Ellington 'Live' And WellDuke Ellington Octet Featuring Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves1977Album
Paul Gonsalvez/Paul Quinichette/Orchestre G. "Dave" PochonetPaul Gonsalves, Paul Quinichette, Gérard Pochonet And His Orchestra1977Album
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing!Earl Hines & Paul Gonsalves1974Album
Just A-Sittin And A-RockinPaul Gonsalves / Ray Nance1973Album
Battle Of Tenor SaxesColeman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gene Ammons, Ike Quebec, Paul Gonsalves, Illinois Jacquet, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Allen Eager, Warne Marsh, James Moody, Wardell Gray1973Album
Rencontre (Encuentro)Enrique Villegas &, Paul Gonsalves ,& Willie Cook1972Album
Ellingtonia Moods And BluesPaul Gonsalves, Johnny Hodges1971Album
Avec Les Swingers Et Les Four BonesPaul Gonsalves, François Guin1970Album
Humming BirdPaul Gonsalves1970Album
Love CallsEddie "Lockjaw" Davis With Paul Gonsalves1968Album
Just FriendsPaul Gonsalves, Tubby Hayes1965Album
Salt And PepperSonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves1964Album
Salt And PepperSonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves1964Single
Cleopatra Feelin' JazzyPaul Gonsalves1963Album
Tell It The Way It Is!Paul Gonsalves1963Album
Salt And PepperSonny Stitt And Paul Gonsalves1963Single
George Gershwin's Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin, Mel Tormé, Frances Faye With Betty Roché, George Kirby, Johnny Hartman, Sallie Blair, Frank Rosolino, Loulie Jean Norman, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Russell Garcia Conducting The Studio Orchestra, The Australian Jazz Quintet, The Pat Moran Quartet, The Stan Levey Group And Maynard Ferguson, Cat Anderson, Howard McGhee, Herbie Mann, Paul Gonsalves, Ralph Sharon, Johnny Hodges1962Album
Tenor StuffHarold Ashby And Paul Gonsalves1961Album
Gettin' TogetherPaul Gonsalves1961Album
Daniel's BluesClark Terry Featuring Paul Gonsalves1960Single
and his orchestra - featuring Paul GonsalvesClark Terry, Paul Gonsalves1960Album
Cookin'Paul Gonsalves1958Album
Sittin' InStan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Paul Gonsalves, Wynton Kelly, J.C. Heard, Wendell Marshall1958Album
The Jazz SchoolClark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Gordon, Art Mardigan1955Album
JazzboxMcCoy Tyner, Paul GonsalvesSingle
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 94Duke Ellington / Paul Gonsalves / Harry Carney / Louis BellsonCompil.
Paul Gonsalves In ParisPaul GonsalvesAlbum
Ellington-SidemanPaul GonsalvesSingle
Só SabePhil Barboza and his Latin American Music Featuring Vicki Vierra, Paul GonsalvesAlbum
Seven Classic AlbumsPaul GonsalvesCompil.
N° 2 - Satin Doll / Pea EyeClark Terry And His Orchestra Featuring Paul GonsalvesSingle
Two From DukeHarold Ashby & Paul GonsalvesAlbum
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