Earl Bostic

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Born: 1913/04/25
Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1965/10/28
Years Active: 1931–1965
Genres: Jazz, Rhythm And Blues

Earl Bostic (April 25, 1913 - October 28, 1965) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues alto saxophonist, and a pioneer of the post-war American Rhythm and Blues style. He had a number of popular hits such as "Flamingo", "Harlem Nocturne", "Temptation", "Sleep" and "Where or When", which showed off his characteristic growl on the horn. He was a major influence on John Coltrane.

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