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Al Sears (Macomb, Illinois, February 21, 1910 - New York City, March 23, 1990) was an American tenor- and alto saxophonist and bandleader. He played jazz and rhythm & blues.

Sears played as a teenager saxophone with Fats Waller. In 1928 Sears replaced the tenor saxophonist Johnny Hodges in the orchestra of Chick Webb, in the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. He toured with the revue "Keep Shufflin'", then he played with Zack…

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  • 'Castle Rock" was a big hit for him/Johnny Hodges but 'Swing's the Thing' is a fantastic mainstream jazz record.
  • Worth the effort to unearth.

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