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Basie Saxophonist Buddy Tate Dies at 87

Buddy Tate, the tenor saxophonist who rose to prominence as a member of Count Basie’s band in the 1940s, died on February 10 in Arizona. He was 87.

Tate was one of the great saxophonists of the swing era, playing alongside Lester Young in the Basie band.

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