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Seldon Powell

ts, sax, 1928-1997 US, Virginia
Musician of Jazz

Seldon Powell (15 November 1928–25 January 1997) was an American soul jazz, swing and R&B tenor saxophonist and flautist born in Lawrenceville, Virginia, probably best remembered for his early work with musicians like Tab Smith (1949), Lucky Millinder 1949-51), Neal Hefti or Louis Bellson. During the 1960s he ventured into the soul jazz idiom and worked with musicians like Clark Terry, Lou Donaldson, Johnny Hammond Smith and Buddy Rich.

  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Alto sax
  • Bariton sax
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
GreetingsLouis Bellson Quintet, Charlie Shavers, Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, George Duvivier2009Compil.
Flutin' The Bird ... Bird Lives!Herbie Mann, Bobby Jaspar, Seldon Powell, Frank Wess1986Album
More ShameSeldon Powell And Shirley & Company1975Single
Messin' WithSeldon Powell1973Album
Seldon PowellSeldon Powell1973Compil.
SpellboundAhmed Abdul-Malik, Ray Nance, Seldon Powell1964Album
Look OutJohnny Hammond With Seldon Powell1963Album
We Paid Our Dues!Charlie Rouse, Seldon Powell1961Album
Jazz Ain't Nothin' But SoulNorman Mapp With Clark Terry, Seldon Powell1961Album
The Spirit Of Charlie ParkerFrank Wess - Bobby Jaspar - Seldon Powell1958Album
Seldon Powell PlaysSeldon Powell1956Album
They Laughed When I Sat Down To Play...Tyree Glenn, Seldon Powell, George Duvivier, Roy Haynes, Mal WaldronAlbum
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