James Spaulding

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James Spaulding
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Spaulding performing in 2006
Background information
Birth name James Ralph Spaulding Jr.
Born (1937-07-30) July 30, 1937 (age 80)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Saxophone, Flute
Labels Storyville, Muse, 32 Records, HighNote, Marge
Associated acts Sun Ra, World Saxophone Quartet

James Ralph Spaulding Jr. (born July 30, 1937) is an American jazz saxophonist and flutist.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Spaulding attended the Chicago Cosmopolitan School of Music. Between 1957 and 1961, he was a member of Sun Ra's band. In the 1960s, he worked as a studio musician at Blue Note Records, recording with Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, and Stanley Turrentine. He was also a member of Freddie Hubbard's quintet and the World Saxophone Quartet.[1]


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Kenny Barron

With Art Blakey

With Richard Davis

With Ricky Ford

With Grant Green

With Freddie Hubbard

With Bobby Hutcherson

With McCoy Tyner

With Hank Mobley

With Lee Morgan

With David Murray

With William Parker

With Duke Pearson

With Sam Rivers

With Max Roach

With Pharoah Sanders

With Woody Shaw

With Wayne Shorter

With Horace Silver

With Sun Ra

With Charles Tolliver

With Stanley Turrentine

With Tyrone Washington

With Larry Young

With Kamal Abdul-Alim

  • Dance (1983)


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "James Spaulding | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "James Spaulding | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 

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