|Birth name||Harold Lomax Ousley|
|Born||January 23, 1929|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||August 13, 2015 (aged 86)|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Instruments||Flute, tenor saxophone|
Born in Chicago, Ousley began playing in the late-1940s and 1950s. He accompanied Billie Holiday and recorded with Dinah Washington. He played as a sideman with Gene Ammons in the 1950s and with Jack McDuff and George Benson in the 1960s. He released his first record as a leader in 1961. In the 1970s, he played with Lionel Hampton and Count Basie in addition to releasing further material as a leader. After 1977, he did not release another album under his own name until Grit-Grittin' Feelin' (2000). Ousley died on August 13, 2015, in Brooklyn.
- Tenor Sax (Bethlehem, 1961)
- The Kid! (Cobblestone, 1972)
- The People's Groove (Muse, 1977)
- Sweet Double Hipness (Muse, 1980)
- That's When We Thought of Love (J's Way Records, 1986)
- Grit-Grittin' Feelin' (Delmark, 2000)
With Jack McDuff
- Walk On By (Prestige, 1966)
- Hallelujah Time! (Prestige, 1963–1966 )
- Soul Circle (Prestige, 1964–1966 )
- I Got a Woman (Prestige, 1964–1966 )
- Steppin' Out (Prestige, 1961–1966 )