5 thoughts on “Unidentified jazz saxophonist, circa 1940s-early 1950s

  1. Wardell Gray is a very interesting suggestion! Could you comment further on why you think this is Gray? As a jazz fan, I’m surprised I never heard his name before so I did some looking around the Internet for images and I can see similarities.

    As many times as I have looked at this photograph, I saw something a different way for the first time today: the paper cups. At first I saw them generically as “Dixie” cups, but on closer inspection it is a Lily brand paper cup. Tracing the history of that design might provide an additional clue for the date.

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