Seldon Powell

Seldon Powell

born on 15/11/1928 in Lawrenceville, PA, United States

died on 25/1/1997 in Hempstead, NY, United States

Seldon Powell

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Seldon Powell (15 November 1928–25 January 1997) was an American soul jazz, swing and R&B tenor saxophonist and flautist born in Lawrenceville, Virginia, probably best remembered for his early work with musicians like Tab Smith (1949), Lucky Millinder 1949-51), Neal Hefti or Louis Bellson. During the 1960s he ventured into the soul jazz idiom and worked with musicians like Clark Terry, Lou Donaldson, Johnny Hammond Smith and Buddy Rich.[1]


As leader

As sideman

  • Neal Hefti: Hot'n Hearty (Epic, 1955)
  • Tony Aless: Long Island Suite (Roost, 1955)
  • Sonny Stitt: Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements from the Pen of Quincy Jones (Roost, 1955)
  • Friedrich Gulda: At Birdland (RCA, 1956)
  • Billy Ver Planck: Jazz for Playgirls (Savoy, 1957)
  • Eddie Sauter: The Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra Directions in Music (RCA, 195258)
  • Art Farmer: The Aztec Suite (United Artists, 1959)
  • Aaron Bell: Music from Peter Gunn (Lion, 1959)
  • Aaron Bell: Music from Victory at Sea (Lion, 1959)
  • Billy Taylor: Billy Taylor with Four Flutes (Riverside, 1959)
  • Bobby Donaldson:Jazz Unlimited (Golden Crest, 1960)
  • Ernie Wilkins: The Big New Band of the 60's (Everest, 1960)
  • Panama Francis: The beat behind million sellers (ABC, 1960)
  • Reuben Phillips: Manhattan...3 a.m. (Poplar, 1960)
  • Buddy Rich: The Driver (EmArcy, 1960)
  • Sy Oliver: Annie Laurie (Sesac, 1960)
  • Clark Terry: Color Changes (Candid, 1960)
  • Teri Thornton: Devil May Care (Riverside, 1961)
  • Johnny "Hammond" Smith: Look Out! (New Jazz, 1962)
  • Jimmy Forrest: Soul Street (New Jazz, 1962)
  • Sy Oliver: Easy Walker (Sesac, 1962)
  • Johnny "Hammond" Smith: Black Coffee (Riverside, 1962)
  • Billy Taylor: Brazilian Beat (Sesac, 1963)
  • Johnny "Hammond" Smith: Open House! (Riverside, 1963)
  • Charlie Byrd: Byrd at the Gate (Riverside, 1963)
  • Clark Terry: What makes Sammy swing (20th Century Fox, 1963)
  • Willie Rodriguez: Flatjacks (Riverside, 1964)
  • Panama Francis: Tough Talk (20th Century Fox, 1964)
  • Modern Jazz Quartet: Jazz Dialogue (Atlantic, 1965)
  • Chico O'Farrill: Nine Flags (Impulse!, 1966)
  • Cal Tjader: Soul Burst (Verve, 1966)
  • Sonny Stitt - I Keep Comin' Back! (Roulette, 1966)
  • Oliver Nelson: The Spirit of '67 with Pee Wee Russell (Impulse!, 1967)
  • Bernard Purdie: Soul Drums (Date, 1967)
  • Eddie Harris: Silver Cycles (Atlantic, 1968)
  • Albert Ayler: New Grass (Impulse!, 1968)
  • Billy Butler: Guitar Soul! (Prestige, 1969)
  • Bernard Purdie: Stand By Me (Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get) (Mega, 1971)
  • Ronnie Foster: Sweet Revival (Blue Note, 1972)
  • Bernard Purdie: Soul Is... Pretty Purdie (Flying Dutchman, 1972)
  • Groove Holmes: Night Glider (Groove Merchant, 1973)
  • Charles Earland: Charles III (Prestige, 1973)
  • Leon Spencer: Where I'm Coming From (Prestige, 1973)
  • Looking Glass: Subway Serenade (Epic, 1973)
  • Rusty Bryant - Until It's Time for You to Go (Prestige, 1974)
  • Jack McDuff - The Fourth Dimension (Cadet, 1974)
  • Gato Barbieri: Chapter Three: Viva Emiliano Zapata (Impulse!, 1974)
  • Arif Mardin: Journey (Atlantic, 1974)
  • Anthony Braxton: Creative Orchestra Music 1976 (Arista, 1976)
  • Millie Vernon: Over the Rainbow (CBS, 1986)
  • The Basie Alumni: Swinging for the Count (Candid, 1992)


  1. Wynn, Ron. [Seldon Powell at All Music Guide Seldon Powell Biography]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2007-06-23.
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