Paul Quinichette

Paul Quinichette

born on 17/5/1916 in Denver, CO, United States

died on 25/5/1983 in New York City, NY, United States

Paul Quinichette

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Paul Quinichette (May 17, 1916 – May 25, 1983) was an American jazz musician who played the tenor saxophone. He was known as the "Vice President" or "Vice Prez" for his uncanny emulation of the breathy style of Lester Young, known as "Prez". Young, who affectionately called everyone "Lady ****" (he called Billie Holiday "Lady Day"), called him "Lady Q".[1] He was also capable of a gruffer style on his own.

He played with Jay McShann, Louis Jordan, and Henry Red Allen before being hired by Count Basie specifically to replace Young in his band. He is featured on some of Dinah Washington's best work recorded in 1952–54. He recorded many small combo dates, including sessions with Young, Charlie Rouse and later with John Coltrane.

Quinichette was born in Denver, Colorado and died in New York City.


  • The Vice Pres (Emarcy 1951–52)
  • Blow Your Horn (Brunswick, 1953)
  • Moods (EmArcy, 1954)
  • The Kid From Denver (Dawn, 1956)
  • On the Sunny Side (Prestige, 1957)
  • Cattin' with Coltrane and Quinichette (Prestige, 1957 [1959]) with John Coltrane
  • The Chase Is On (Bethlehem, 1957) – with Charlie Rouse
  • For Basie (Prestige, 1957) - with Jo Jones, Shad Collins, Nat Pierce, Walter Page, and Freddie Green
  • Basie Reunions (Prestige, 1957–58)
  • Like Basie! (United Artists, 1959)
  • Prevue (Famous Door, 1974)

As sideman

With Gene Ammons

  • The Big Sound (Prestige, 1958)
  • Groove Blues (Prestige, 1958)

With Count Basie

  • The Count! (Clef, 1952 [1955])
  • Basie Jazz (Clef, 1952 [1954])
  • The Swinging Count! (Clef 1952 [1956])
  • Dance Session Album #2 (Clef, 1954)

With Bob Brookmeyer

  • Kansas City Revisited (United Artists, 1958)

With Billie Holiday

  • An Evening with Billie Holiday (Clef, 1953)
  • Lady Sings the Blues (Clef, 1956)

With The Prestige All Stars

  • Wheelin' & Dealin' (Prestige, 1957) – with John Coltrane and Frank Wess

With Sarah Vaughan

  • Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown (EmArcy, 1954) – with Clifford Brown

With Mal Waldron

  • The Dealers (Prestige, 1964)

With Dinah Washington

  • Blazing Ballads (Mercury, 1952)
  • After Hours with Miss "D" (EmArcy, 1954)

With Webster Young

  • For Lady (Prestige, 1957)

See also

  • Jazz royalty


  1. ^ "Jazz Legends: Paul Quinichette". Archived from the original on October 8, 2008. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 

External links

  • Paul Quinchette discography, by Michael Fitzgerald, October 2, 2011
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