Use your imagination

Dick Oatts (performer), Joe Magnarelli (performer), Anthony Wonsey (performer)
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Use your imagination
Dick Oatts  (saxofoon) Joe Magnarelli  (trompet;bugel) Anthony Wonsey  (piano) Ugonna Okegwo  (contrabas) Chris Smith 1981- (US I)
Steeple Chase, 2017
1 cd
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73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

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About Dick Oatts

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Richard Dennis Oatts (born April 2, 1953) is an American jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator.


While growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, Oatts gained an interest in music from his father, Jack Oatts, who was a saxophonist himself and a respected music educator in the Midwest. After high school, Oatts attended Drake University for one year before dropping out and moving to Minneapolis to begin a career in music in 1972. In 1977, he was called by Thad Jones to join The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, which later became the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Oatts moved to New York City to join the band, first playing tenor saxophone, and began playing Monday nights with Jones and Lewis at the Village Vanguard, as well as touring in Europe with them. Eventually Oatts switched to playing alto saxophone in the band, and he continues to play with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at the Village Vanguard every Monday n…Read more on Wikipedia