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Died On This Date (February 10, 2001) Buddy Tate / Jazz Sax Great

Posted by themusicsover on February 10, 2010

George “Buddy” Tate
February 22, 1913 – February 10, 2001

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Buddy Tate was an influential tenor saxophonist.  He played in Count Basie’s band from 1939 to 1948.  In 1953, Tate formed his own band, and in later years worked with Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton.  Buddy Tate was 87 when he passed away on February 10, 2001.



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