George Coleman performs during an early 1980's appearance on the TV show "The Jazz Series" hosted by British tenor saxophonist Ronnie Scott.
George Coleman, tenor sax
Hilton Ruiz, piano
Herbie Lewis, bass
Billy Higgins, drums
Like many saxophonists of his generation George Coleman's initial inspiration came from the music of Charlie Parker.
After working as a alto saxophonist for Ray Charles, he switched to tenor in 1953 and started working with B.B. King, before making a name for himself as a hard bop reedman with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock during the 1960s.
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