Steve Grossman

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Steve Grossman (* 18 January 1951 in Brooklyn in New York City ; † 13. August 2020 in Glen Cove , New York ) was an American jazz musician (saxophone), the first (such as one of the best saxophonists Dave Liebman ) was.

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Grossman learned alto saxophone at the age of eight (where he was tutored by his brother Hal), soprano saxophone at 16 and tenor saxophone as well . After Grossman at the age of sixteen short time with Elvin Jones had occurred, began his professional career when in 1969 he succeeded Wayne Shorter in the fusion band of Miles Davis was and stood with him in 1970 at the Fillmore West on to listen to the 1977 released album Black Beauty: Miles Davis at Fillmore West . He worked with Lonnie Liston Smith in 1971 and was then a member of Elvin Jones' band until 1973. In the mid-1970s he was a member of Gene Perla's band Stone Alliance .

Since then he has been active as a leader of his own bands and has concentrated on the postbop and the tenor saxophone. Since the late 1970s, Grossman lived mostly in France and Italy. In 2009 he returned to the USA. In the field of jazz, according to Tom Lord , he was involved in 121 recording sessions between 1968 and 2013, most recently with the Martin Sasse Trio ( Take the "D" Train ).


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Individual evidence

  1. Julia Carmel: Steve Grossman, Hired as a Teenager by Miles Davis, Dies at 69. In: The New York Times . August 21, 2020, accessed on August 21, 2020 .
  2. a b c Michael Rüsenberg : Steve Grossman 1951-2000
  3. Tom Lord The Jazz Discography (online, accessed August 17, 2020)
  4. Hans-Bernd Kittlaus review