Buddy Tate was born in Texas, February 22, 1915 and had his first gig in 1927. He worked with various bands including Count Basie’s Orchestra from 1939 – 1949 and had his own band in 1953. From the early 70s he toured many times in Europe and Japan.
This 2CD features recordings at Antibes, France July 23, 1975 with Doc Cheatham (tp) Vic Dickenson (tb & vo) Johnny Guarnieri (p) George Duvivier (b) and Oliver Jackson (dr) and in Copenhagen Live at La Fontane September 24, 1975 with Tete Montoliu (p) Finn Zigler (vl) Bo Stief (b) Svend Erik Nørregaard (dr).
Buddy Tate is one of the saxophonists that represent the Texas Tenor sound together with Illinois Jacquet, Arnett Cobb, Jimmy Guiffre and King Curtis.