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Eddie Williams (saxophonist)

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Eddie Williams was an American jazz saxophonist.[1][2]

Williams played with Claude Williams early in the 1930s and worked with Tiny Bradshaw at the Savoy Ballroom in the middle of the decade.[3] He played with the Mills Blue Rhythm Band (1937), Billy Kyle (1937), Don Redman (1939), Jelly Roll Morton (1940), Lucky Millinder (1940–41), Ella Fitzgerald (1941), Red Allen and Chris Columbus (1942), Wilbur De Paris, Redman again, Cliff Jackson, and James P. Johnson (1944). He recorded in California with Garvin Bushell in 1944, then served in the military during 1945–46, when he played in Europe. In the 1960s he was a member of Happy Caldwell's band.[4] He lived on Striver's Row.[5]


As sideman[edit]


  1. ^ "Eddie Williams". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-06-18.
  2. ^ "Eddy Williams and Bennie Green". JazzWax. Archived from the original on 2016-04-24. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  3. ^ Schuller, Gunther (1989-03-02). The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945. Oxford. p. 421. ISBN 9780199879342.
  4. ^ "Williams, Eddie (born 1910), saxophonist : Grove Music Online". doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.j484600.
  5. ^ Griffiths, David (1998-01-01). Hot Jazz: From Harlem to Storyville. Scarecrow Press. p. 120. ISBN 9780810834156.