Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Biography

Alto saxophonist, Vocalist

Born: December 18, 1917, Houston, Texas

Died: July 2, 1988, Los Angeles, California

Started out in Milton Larkins's orchestra, playing with Arnett Cobb and Illinois Jacquet. In 1942 joined Cootie Williams Orchestra. Own bands from 1945 including a young John Coltrane. Recorded as sideman and in own name until a few years before his death.

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