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Hank Crawford American Soul Jazz Alto Saxophonist 80s-90s Music Press Photo
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Hank Crawford, born Bennie Ross Crawford Jr. on December 21, 1934, was a highly influential American jazz musician, primarily known for his mastery of the alto saxophone and his contributions to the soul jazz genre. Crawford played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between jazz and rhythm and blues, infusing his music with bluesy, soulful melodies and smooth, expressive playing. He was a key figure in Ray Charles’ band, the Ray Charles Orchestra, and also pursued a successful solo career, releasing numerous albums that showcased his distinctive blend of jazz and soul. Hank Crawford’s music remains celebrated for its emotive quality and its enduring influence on the development of soul jazz. He passed away on January 29, 2009, leaving behind a rich legacy in the world of jazz and soul music.

The photo is approximately 8″x10″.

NOTE: Any lack of focus in this photo is present in the original image.

This photo is in good used condition with wear appropriate to its age including some yellowing from the years. It may have small creases/tears, wrinkles, indentations, stains, smudges, edge wear, foxing, corner bumps, or other issues typical of old paper items. In addition, the back may have stains or smudges from the developing process. None of these issues are significant enough to interfere with the ability to frame and display the photo. Please review the included photos of the actual item to make a complete determination of its condition.


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