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Jazz In Chicago: Edwin Daughterty Interview on Walter Dyett

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Edwin Daugherty was a student of Walter Dyett's at DuSable High School in the mid-1960s. His tenure with Dyett lead to a position with Red Saunders playing at the Regal Theater right out of high school. Edwin played the blues in the bands of Koko Taylor, and Luther Allison, toured the world with the Motown Band backing their top artists and was a member of Chicago’s AACM (Association For the Advancement of Creative Musicians). As one of the city’s top on call musicians, he was tapped for gigs with Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Nancy Wilson, BB King, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones and whoever else was in town and needed that top sax.

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