born on 26/3/1929 in Houston, TX, United States
Maurice James Simon (born March 26, 1929, Houston, TX) is a jazz saxophonist.
A high school classmate of Eric Dolphy (1945-6) Simon appears on an early 1945 Los Angeles recording in a band led by Russell "Illinois" Jacquet and which also included Teddy Edwards, Charles Mingus, Bill Davis and Chico Hamilton.
In the 1970s he was a member of the Duke Ellington orchestra.
- With B.B. King
- 1956: Singin' the Blues (Crown)
- [Maurice Simon at All Music Guide allmusic]
- Porter, Roy and Keller, David There and back David Keller Continuum International Publishing Group, 1990 ISBN 1-871478-30-8, ISBN 978-1-871478-30-3 at Google Books
- Charles Mingus Catalog at JazzDisc.org
- Helen Humes at JazzDisc.org