Al Cooper

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Al Cooper
Birth nameLofton Alfonso Cooper
Died(1981-10-05)October 5, 1981 (aged 69–70)
New York City
GenresJazz, big band, swing
Instrument(s)Saxophone, clarinet

Lofton Alfonso Cooper (1911 – October 5, 1981) was an American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist.[1] He founded the Savoy Sultans and was their leader from 1937 to 1946.[2] He was the half-brother of Grachan Moncur II.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cooper, (Lofton) Al(fonso), Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, 2003, doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.J101100
  2. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Al Cooper". AllMusic. Retrieved June 4, 2019.

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