John Handy

John Handy

Infobox musical artist

Name = John Handy
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Origin = Dallas, Texas
Genre = Jazz
Years_active = 1953–present
Label = Roulette Records Columbia Records Impulse! Records Warner Bros. Records Milestone Records American Music Records Harbor Records Koch International Records Boulevard Records
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John Richard Handy III (born February 3, 1933 in Dallas, Texas) is an American jazz alto saxophonist. [ [|HANDY&sql=11:aiftxqt5ldse~T1 Allmusic biography] ]


Handy appeared on four Charles Mingus studio albums recorded in 1959:
* "Mingus in Wonderland"
* "Blues & Roots"
* "Mingus Ah Um"
* "Mingus Dynasty"

He also made guest appearances on several later Mingus albums.

In the 1960s, Handy led several groups. The most famous was a quintet with members:

* Michael White violin
* Jerry Hahn - guitar
* Don Thompson – bass
* Terry Clarke - drums

This group's performance at the 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival was recorded and released as an album; Handy received Grammy nominations for "Spanish Lady" (jazz performance) and "If Only We Knew" (jazz composition).

Handy has also taught music history and performance at San Francisco State University; Stanford University; The University of California, Berkeley; the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; and other schools.

Handy's son, Craig Handy, is also a noted jazz saxophonist.


* "In the Vernacular" (Roulette Records, 1959)
* "No Coast Jazz" (Roulette Records, 1960)
* "Jazz" (Roulette Records, 1962)
* "Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival" (Columbia Records, 1965)
* "The 2nd John Handy Album" (Columbia Records, 1966)
* "Quote Unquote" (Roulette Records, 1967)
* "New View" (Columbia Records, 1967)
* "Projections" (Columbia Records, 1968)
* "Two Originals: Karuna Supreme/Rainbow" [with Ali Akbar Khan] (MPS, 1975)
* "Hard Work" (Impulse! Records, 1976)
* "Carnival" (Columbia Records, 1977)
* "Where Go the Boats" (Warner Bros. Records, 1978)
* "Handy Dandy Man" (Warner Bros. Records, 1978)
* "Excursion in Blue" (Harbor Records, 1988)
* "Centerpiece" [with CLASS] (Milestone Records, 1989)
* "Very First Recordings" (American Music Records, 1994)
* "Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival" (Koch International Records, 1996)
* "Live at Yoshi's Nightspot" (Boulevard Records, 1996)
* "John Handy's Musical Dreamland" (Boulevard Records, 1996)


External links

* [ Official website]
* [ John Handy talks about the Fillmore neighborhood and Bop City (1999)]
* [ Jazz Weekly interview with Handy]

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