Tyrone Washington (musician)
|Occupation(s)||Bandleader, composer, saxophonist|
Tyrone Washington (born 1944) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
He is known best for his 1967 debut album for Blue Note Records. Washington did not record after 1974 and Ken Dryden speculates "...his name doesn't show up in jazz encyclopedias, so one wonders if he died prematurely or quit music for some other reason", while Jason Sositko comments: "Not a whole heck of a lot is known about this fine Tenor Saxophonist, apparently he left the music world entirely for his religious faith..."
- 1967: Natural Essence (Blue Note)
- 1973: Roots (Perception Records, with Stafford James, Clifford Barbaro Barconadhi, Hubert Eaves III)
- 1974: Do Right (Blue Labor, with Hubert Eaves III, Billy Nichols, René McLean, Idris Muhammad)
With Stanley Cowell
- Brilliant Circles (Freedom Records, 1969)
With Roswell Rudd
- Blown Bone (Philips Records, 1976)
With Horace Silver
- The Jody Grind (Blue Note, 1966)
With Heiner Stadler
- Brains on Fire (Labor, 1973)
With Larry Young
- Contrasts (Blue Note, 1967)
- Dryden, Ken, Natural Essence, Allmusic review, accessed March 30, 2013.
- What Ever Happened to Jazz Saxophonist Tyrone Washington?, Jason Sositko, at HubPages accessed November 15, 2014.