Joe Rushton

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Joe Rushton (November 7, 1907 – March 2, 1964)[1] was an American jazz bass saxophonist.

He was born in Evanston, Illinois, United States.[1] Aside from Adrian Rollini, Rushton is one of the best-known jazz performers to concentrate on bass saxophone, which he played from 1928.[2] Prior to this, he had played clarinet and all of the other standard saxophone varieties, and he occasionally recorded with these other instruments.[1] He worked with Ted Weems, Jimmy McPartland, Bud Freeman, Floyd O'Brien, Benny Goodman (1942–43), Horace Heidt (1943-45), and Red Nichols's Five Pennies, which he joined in 1947 and played with into the early 1960s.[1] He recorded six sides for Jump Records in 1945/47, but otherwise appears on record only as a sideman.[2]

He died in March 1964, in San Francisco, California,[2] at the age of 56.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 21677. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  2. ^ a b c "Joe Rushton Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More". AllMusic. Retrieved October 9, 2021.