Buster Smith

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Henry "Buster" Smith (August 24, 1904 – August 10, 1991), also known as Professor Smith, was an American jazz alto saxophonist. Smith was instrumental in instituting the Texas Sax Sound with Count Basie and Lester Young in the 1930s and he was also a mentor to Charlie Parker. Smith played saxophone for a range of musicians including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Earl Hines, though in his career he only recorded one solo album in 1959. Despite intending to release a follow-up in the 1960s Read more on Last.fm