Jazz Unlimited for August 14, 2016 will be “The Career of Teddy Edwards.” Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards would have been better known had he lived in New York. His 58-year playing career was mostly in the Los Angeles area. He was a soloist with his own groups, the big bands of Gerald Wilson, Onzy Matthews and Joe Castro and worked in studios. In addition to the above, he will be heard with his own quartet and tentette, Howard McGhee, Dexter Gordon, Helen Humes, Benny Carter, Frank Butler, the first Brown-Roach Inc. group, Milt Jackson, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Criss, Randy Weston, King Pleasure and Les McCann.
The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the artists heard on this show.
The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of August 23, 2016.
Here is a video of the Sonny Criss (as)-Hampton Hawes (p) All-Stars with Teddy Edwards (ts), Harry "Sweets" Edison and Leroy Vinnegar (b) at Memory Lane in Los Angeles in 1970 playing "Teddy's Blues" in 1970. The drummer is not identified.