Introducing Hank Crawford

Hank Crawford

18 February 2008
Saxophonist Hank Crawford began his musical career in Ray Charles’ band from 1958, and remained with them– becoming their musical director – until 1963.  From 1960 he recorded some ten albums for Atlantic as a bandleader, and his association with the label was to last an entire decade, until he signed to Kudu in 1971.  His soulful playing, rooted in blues, still sounds as fresh today as it did at the time.