jay migliori

     from: jpetrone@southampton.liu.edu
Jay Migliori musician extraordinare passed away september 2001 at the age of 70 from cancer. He will be missed.

 from: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010907/re/people_migliori_dc_1.html
referred by: zut bof, additional info by charles ulrich

Friday september 7, veteran saxophonist Migliori dead in calif. at 70 mission viejo, calif. (reuters)

Jazz saxophonist Jay Migliori, who performed with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa and Frank Sinatra as well as the grammy-winning group Supersax, has died at age 70, the Los Angeles Times reported on friday.
Migliori, who lived in the southern california city of Mission Viejo, died of colon cancer, the paper reported. He underwent cancer surgery six years ago. However, until just six weeks ago, he continued performing in nightclubs and other venues five nights a week. As a studio musician, Migliori played on more than 4,000 commercial recordings including singles and albums by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Glen Campbell, the Beach Boys, Tito Puente, Neil Diamond, the Manhattan Transfer, the Monkees, Ray Charles and Celine Dion. He also performed with more than two dozen major bands including those led by the likes of Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, Terry Gibbs, Louie Bellson, Si Zentner and Maynard Ferguson.

Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Migliori received an alto saxophone for his 12th birthday and fell in love with jazz as a teen-ager. He once described his style as ``modern acoustic jazz with roots in bebop.'' 
Saxophone legend Charlie Parker was also a major influence on Migliori. In 1971 Migliori joined Supersax, a group with five saxophonists that specialized in performing arrangements of the improvised solos of Charlie Parker. The group's album, ''Supersax Plays Bird,'' won a grammy in 1973 for best jazz instrumental performance by a group.
Migliori recorded three of his own albums'. He is survived by his wife, Patti, four children and two grandchildren.

He also contributed to "Jazz In Transition", a various artists album on the Transition label. It was produced by Tom Wilson. Other artists on the compilation included John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, and Sun Ra. FZ owned a copy of this LP and mentioned it in a 1967 interview.


(all credits are for sax (tenor or bari) unless otherwise noted)


  davil axelrod: heavy axe
    (1974, lp, usa, ??) - feat. george duke, jay migliori, johnny guitar watson



frank zappa: wazoo
    (2007, 2cd, usa, vaulternative records)


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