This one’s a sleeper, but should not be ignored. Lanphere recorded in 1949 with Fats Navarro, Al Haig, Tommy Potter and Max Roach; joined Woody Herman that same year, replacing Jimmy Giuffre; then recorded with Artie Shaw’s big band and Gramercy Five. He re-joined Herman 1959-61 as tenor sax soloist, and in the ’80s toured the U.S. and Europe with his quintet. Today, he performs often at Christian-oriented schools and universities.
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