George Young

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... read moreAn often dashing, animated tenor saxophonist, George Young doesn't consistently display that fire. At times, his polished, smooth tone can sound detached, and he's sometimes been overshadowed on recording sessions by such musicians as Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, and Toots Thielemans...

Key songs

Carribean Happy Feet
George Young
5:45
Can't Stop Me
George Young
2:08
For Alvin And John
George Young
7:24
Turn Around
George Young
8:05
Old Times
George Young
5:57

Key albums

Ventage
Ventage
2018
Old Times
Old Times
2002

Biography

Active: 1980s-2000s
Country Of origin: United States of America
Member of: Manhattan Jazz Quintet , Fuse One

An often dashing, animated tenor saxophonist, George Young doesn't consistently display that fire. At times, his polished, smooth tone can sound detached, and he's sometimes been overshadowed on recording sessions by such musicians as Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, and Toots Thielemans. But Young's alto and tenor style has been flexible enough for him to make creditable contributions to swing, fusion, and bebop sessions since the '60s. He's recorded in the big bands of Louis Bellson and Benny Goodman, and the combos of Steve Gadd, Jay Leonhart, and John Tropea. Young has also recorded as a leader for several labels, including Chiaroscuro and Paddle Wheel. ~ Ron Wynn~ Rovi

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