Huey “Sonny” Simmons in Sheffield..

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“Sonny” Simmons (b. August 4, 1933, Sicily Island, Louisiana) is an American jazz musician. He grew up in Oakland, California, where he began playing the english horn. At age 16 he took up the alto saxophone, which became his primary instrument. He is one of the few jazz musicians to use the english horn as a solo instrument. In the early 1960s he worked with Charles Mingus and Prince Lasha before recording his own LPs for ESP-Disk. Huey “Sonny” Simmons was playing Sheffield…

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