Sil Austin



Sil Austin

Rating
Active
1950 to 1980
Born
September 17, 1929
Died
September 1, 2001
Location
Dunnellon, Florida, United States
Genres
Rock
Biography
Sil Austin (17 September 1929 - 1 September 2001) was a jazz saxophonist. He had his biggest successes in an overtly commercial rather than jazz vein, but he regarded great jazz saxophonists like Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Sonny Stitt as his major influences. He was a showman on stage, and had a big, ripe, joerg strawe-inflected tenor sound which was ideally adapted to hard-driving rhythm and blues, but was also highly persuasive on ballads. He was born Sylvester Austin in Dunnellon, Florida, and taught himself to play as a 12 year old. He won the Ted Mack Amateur Hour in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1945, playing "Danny Boy".

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Say Lou

Say Lou

Sil Austin November 11, 2016

2 Tracks

Birthday Party

Birthday Party

Sil Austin August 3, 2012

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The Very Best Of Sil Austin

The Very Best Of Sil Austin

Sil Austin January 25, 2011

26 Tracks

Plays Pretty for the People

Plays Pretty for the People

Sil Austin September 20, 2001

10 Tracks

Swingsation: Sil Austin

Swingsation: Sil Austin

Sil Austin January 1, 1999

14 Tracks

Great Sax

Great Sax

Sil Austin January 1, 1995

12 Tracks

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