Harold Ousley

Harold Ousley

born on 23/1/1929 in Chicago, IL, United States

died on 13/8/2015

Harold Ousley

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Harold Lomax Ousley (born January 23, 1929, Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and flautist.[1]

Ousley began playing in the late 1940s, and in the 1950s recorded behind vocalists such as Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington. He played as a sideman with Gene Ammons in the 1950s and with Jack McDuff and George Benson in the 1960s.[1] He released his first record as a leader in 1961. In the 1970s he played with Lionel Hampton and Count Basie in addition to releasing further material as a leader. After 1977 he did not release another album under his own name until his most recent effort, 2000's Grit-Grittin' Feelin'.[1]


As leader

  • Tenor Sax (Bethlehem Records, 1961)
  • Sweet Double Hipness (Muse Records, 1972)
  • The Kid (Cobblestone Records, 1972)
  • The Peoples' Groove (Muse Records, 1977)
  • That's When We Thought of Love (Digi-Rom, 1992)
  • Grit-Grittin' Feelin' (Delmark Records, 2000)

As sideman

With Jack McDuff

  • Walk On By (Prestige, 1966)
  • Hallelujah Time! (Prestige, 1963-66 [1967])
  • Soul Circle (Prestige, 1964-66 [1967])
  • I Got a Woman (Prestige, 1964-66 [1968])
  • Steppin' Out (Prestige, 1961-66 [1969])


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alex Henderson. [Harold Ousley at All Music Guide Harold Ousley]. Allmusic. Retrieved on November 9, 2011.

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