Jesse Powell (February 27, 1924, Smithville, Bastrop County, TX - October 19, 1982, New York, NY) was an American tenor saxophonist.
He worked with Hot Lips Page, Louis Armstrong, and Luis Russell. He joined Count Basie's Band in 1946, replacing the great sax player Illinois Jacquet. Powell appears on a number of blues recordings in the late 1940s with people like Brownie McGhee, Willie Jordan, and Doc Pomus. He also worked with Champion Jack Dupree and…
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