Boots Mussulli

Henry W. “Boots” Mussulli, born on November 18, 1915 in Milford, MA, was a passionate and vehement alto  saxophonist. He played with renowned orchestras such as Mal Hallet and Teddy Powell before forming his own band, which lasted for about 7 or 8 years. During World War II, he joined Gene Krupa’s band. In 1944, he became a member of Stan Kenton’s band, where his explosive and energetic solos became a signature and won the hearts of Kenton fans. Mussulli’s style under went a transformation when he played with Charlie Ventura at the Royal Roost in 1950, absorbing the influence of Charlie Parker.

The following years, Boots, the ‘Little Man’ as he was also known, continued to thrive as a solo artist, captivating audiences with his emotionally charged performances at venues such as Boston’s Storyville. His vibrant and compelling tone has established him as a prominent figure in Boston’s...

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Boots Mussulli Albums

1 record

Albums featuring Boots Mussulli

7 records