ne of the few bass trumpet specialists in jazz history, Cy Touff (1927-2003)
was a fixture in Chicago for decades. Touff recorded albums for Pacific Jazz
and Chess' Argo in the '50s. He worked in the studios, performed in clubs
and recorded with Chubby Jackson and Lorez Alexandria in 1957, and with the
group Hyde Park After Dark in 1981. Tenor saxophonist Sandy Mosse (1929-1983)
was born in Detroit but spent much of his American playing time in Chicago.
He moved to Paris at age 22 and recorded historical sides in the bands of
Henri Renaud and Django Rheinhardt. He returned to Chicago in '55 and recorded
for Argo. Touff and Mosse co-led an octet in the late '50s/early '60s called
Pieces of Eight. Mosse relocated to Amsterdam in the late '70s where he spent
his last years. Tickle Toe is a swinging 1981 date with John Campbell,
Kelly Sill and Jerry Coleman.
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