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Wardell Gray

ts, 1921-1955 US, Detroit
Musician of Jazz

Tenor sax bop-jazzman, born February 13, 1921, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died May 25, 1955, Las Vegas, Nevada

        
Instruments
  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Twisted on Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1 by Wardell Gray
Stoned on Matter and Mind by Wardell Gray
Move on The Complete Prestige Recordings by Dexter Gordon
Easy Living on Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1 by Wardell Gray
The Man I Love on Jazz Foundations, Vol. 73 by Wardell Gray
A Sinner Kissed An Angel on Easy Living by Wardell Gray
Apple Jam - Norman Granz Jam Session on The Complete Jam Sessions by Norman Granz
Easy Swing on The Rare Talent from Central Avenue by Wardell Gray
The Chase on The Rare Talent from Central Avenue by Wardell Gray
Groovin' High on The Rare Talent from Central Avenue by Wardell Gray

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Live At The Haig 1952Wardell Gray & Hampton Hawes2019Album
Une Anthologie 1946 / 1953Wardell Gray2007Compil.
Wardell GrayWardell Gray2006Single
The Ultimate Jazz Archive - Swing To BeBop - Modern JazzErroll Garner / Slam Stewart / Wardell Gray / Lucky Thompson2005Compil.
Early Mr. B: 1940 - 1953Billy Eckstine Featuring Earl Hines, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Ammons, Fats Navarro, Wardell Gray, Lester Young And Roy Eldridge2005Compil.
Jazz Ballads 17: Tenor GiantsDexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, Sonny Stitt, Illinois Jacquet, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims and Flip Phillips2004Compil.
The Wardell Gray StoryWardell Gray2003Compil.
Featuring Wardell GrayWardell Gray2003Album
Volume 7 - 1947-1948Wardell Gray2002Compil.
Volume 6 - 1947 Complete EditionWardell Gray2001Compil.
Al Haig Trio And SextetsAl Haig Trio And Al Haig Sextet Featuring Stan Getz And Wardell Gray2000Compil.
Complete Sunset & New Jazz MastersWardell Gray2000Compil.
Central Avenue Sounds, Jazz In Los Angeles (1921-1956)Wardell Gray, Nat King Cole, Dexter Gordon, Jelly Roll Morton, T-Bone Walker, Art Tatum, Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, Gerald Wilson, Benny Carter1999Compil.
Blue LouWardell Gray1999Compil.
Wardell GrayWardell Gray1999Compil.
Dexter Gordon With Wardell GrayDexter Gordon With Wardell Gray1998Compil.
Wardell Gray Volume 1: 1944-1946Wardell Gray1998Compil.
The Bebop MastersDexter Gordon / Wardell Gray1997Compil.
History Of Jazz Vol.8Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Mal Waldron, Barney Kessel, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Wardell Gray, Kenny Clarke, Hampton Hawes1996Compil.
How High The MoonWardell Gray1995Compil.
Light GrayWardell Gray1994Compil.
Stan Getz & The Rare Dawn SessionsStan Getz, Zoot Sims, Wardell Gray, Paul Quinichette1994Compil.
Benny's BopBenny Goodman With Wardell Gray And Stan Hasselgard1993Album
Wardell GrayWardell Gray1991Compil.
A Look At YesterdayStan Getz, Wardell Gray, Paul Quinichette1991Compil.
The ChaseWardell Gray Guest: Dexter Gordon1990Compil.
Easy SwingWardell Gray1989Compil.
One For PrezWardell Gray1989Compil.
And The Big BandsWardell Gray1989Compil.
Wardell GrayWardell Gray1989Compil.
One For PrezWardell Gray1988Compil.
Wardell GrayWardell Gray1985Compil.
At The 50'sStan Getz, Wardell Gray, Bennie Green1983Album
The Chase And The Steeple ChaseWardell Gray / Dexter Gordon - Paul Quinichette And His Orchestra1980Compil.
The Alumni MastersWardell Gray / Ben Webster1979Compil.
The Chase And The SteeplechaseWardell Gray & Dexter Gordon1978Compil.
Swedish PastryStan Hasselgard & Wardell Gray With Benny Goodman Septet1978Album
The HuntDexter Gordon & Wardell Gray1977Compil.
The HuntDexter Gordon & Wardell Gray1977Compil.
Al Haig Meets The Master Saxes, Volume OneAl Haig, Coleman Hawkins, Wardell Gray, John Hardee1977Album
Wardell Gray - Stan HasselgardWardell Gray / Stan Hasselgard1976Compil.
Central AvenueWardell Gray1976Compil.
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
The Foremost!Teddy Edwards, Dexter Gordon, Leo Parker, Wardell Gray1972Compil.
Memorial Album Vol.2Wardell Gray1968Compil.
The Master Swingers!Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray1966Album
Memorial AlbumWardell Gray1965Compil.
Wardell Gray Plus Erroll GarnerWardell Gray1964Album
Erroll Garner - Wardell Gray - Barney Kessell - Gerald WigginsErroll Garner, Wardell Gray, Barney Kessel, Gerald Wiggins1963Compil.
Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Wardell GrayCharlie Parker, Stan Getz, Wardell Gray1962Compil.
Tenors Anyone?Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Paul Quinichette, Wardell Gray1958Album
West Coast Jazz ConcertDexter Gordon, Barney Kessel, Wardell Gray, Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes, Harry Babasin, Howard McGhee1957Album
In Hollywood Vol.2Benny Goodman Featuring Wardell Gray1956Album
Way Out WardellWardell Gray1956Album
Memorial Volume 2Wardell Gray1955Album
Memorial Volume OneWardell Gray1955Album
Los Angeles All StarsWardell Gray1953Album
Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 2Wardell Gray / Sonny Criss / Al Killian / William "Wild Bill" Moore / Gene Montgomery / Hampton Hawes, Russ Freeman, Ken Kennedy, Leroy Gray1952Album
Farmer's Market / Lover ManWardell Gray1952Album
Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 1Dexter Gordon / Wardell Gray / Howard McGhee / Trummy Young / Barney Kessel / Hampton Hawes, Ken Kennedy, Leroy Gray1952Album
The Chase And The SteeplechaseWardell Gray & Dexter Gordon1952Album
Highlights In Modern JazzAl Haig Quintet Featuring Stan Getz And Wardell Gray1951Compil.
A Sinner Kissed An Angel / GrayhoundWardell Gray1950Album
Blue Gray / Treadin' With TreadwellWardell Gray1950Album
Hot HouseWardell Gray1949Album
Hot HouseWardell Gray1949Album
Sweet Georgia Bop / Sweet Georgia BrownWardell Gray1948Album
Stoned / Matter and MindWardell Gray1948Album
The ChaseDexter Gordon & Wardell Gray1947Album
Bopera - Part 1 / 2Trummy Young / Wardell Gray1947Album
The Hunt - Part 7 / 8Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray1947Album
The Hunt - Part 5 / 6Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray1947Album
Benny Goodman In HollywoodBenny Goodman Featuring Wardell GrayAlbum
Shades Of GrayWardell GrayAlbum
Gene Norman Presents "Just Jazz"Wardell Gray And Erroll Garner And Howard McGheeSingle
Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 3Wardell Gray / Sonny Criss / Al Killian / Barney Kessel / Russ Freeman / Ken KennedyAlbum
Swedish Pastry Vol. IIStan Hasselgard & Benny Goodman With Wardell Gray, Teddy Wilson & Mary Lou WilliamsAlbum
Tribute From SwedenCharlie Christian / Wardell GrayCompil.
Sugar Hill Bop / Five StarAl Haig Quintet With Wardell GrayAlbum
The Late, Great Wardell Gray With Art FarmerWardell Gray with Art FarmerSingle
Five Tenor Brothers (Metronome Presents Six Sides Of Modern Jazz)Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, Rolf Blomquist, James MoodyAlbum
Tenor Sax FavoritesWardell GrayAlbum
Wardell Gray And Art FarmerWardell Gray, Art FarmerSingle
Basie 8 & 16Count Basie Orchestra Featuring Wardell GrayAlbum
Live In HollywoodWardell GrayAlbum
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