jazz greats instrument collection - digital exhibit

DON BYAS (1912 - 1972)
French-made Dolnet tenor saxophone

Acquisition from Don Byas's widow

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Don Byas tenor saxophone. Purchased from Mrs. Don Byas. Marked DOLNET/PARIS/MADE IN FRANCE. #66579 CJ (?). Heavily corroded, chrome plated keys, plating worn and pitted. Case deteriorated.

Ben Webster

Don Byas
Photograph by Ted Williams, Chicago, 1971

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