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Grover Washington Jr.

John Abbey, Blues & Soul, March 1973

GROVER WASHINGTON Jr. became one of Kudu's brightest lights by a complete one in a million accident. "I was called in to do a background session for Hank Crawford." the amiable Grover the Second smiled, "but when we got there and all the tracks were down, it was learned that Hank was in Europe and likely to be there for a while. So I was asked if I could play alto sax as well as the tenor saxophone that I had already put on the tapes. I explained that I hadn't played alto since my old army days but I would be happy to give it a try. So I did!

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