Buddy Tate


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Musician, Saxophonist

This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Buddy Tate was a leading saxophonist during the Big Band Era. Buddy played with such celebrated jazz bands as Andy Kirk, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton. Beginning in 1947, Buddy led his own band, which recorded on and off until 1990 with such jazz giants as Clark Terry and Buck Clayton.

Image courtesy of the Downbeat archives.