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Live at Memory Lane

Sonny Criss, Hampton Hawes All-Stars, Big Joe Turner


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Los Angeles 1970


Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, and a jazz scene second to none.

We're dropping in on Memory Lane for smoking set led by alto wiz Sonny Criss.


Sonny Criss, alto sax
Hampton Hawes, piano
Harry "Sweets" Edison, trumpet
Leroy Vinnegar, bass
Bobby Thompson, drums

Criss was born October, 23 1927 in Memphis, Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles at 15.

By 19 played, he was playing in Howard McGhee's band with Charlie Parker and Teddy Edwards.

He mostly played in LA but made several excellent recordings.

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