Lin Halliday

It was fitting that Lin Halliday's first record as a leader was called Delayed Exposure, for the talented tenor was already 55. Raised in Little Rock, AR, Halliday has been a professional since graduating high school. He spent time in Los Angeles, playing at sessions under the guidance of altoist Joe Maini. Halliday spent a year in Wisconsin and then in 1958, moved to New York. The following year, he was Wayne Shorter's replacement with the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra and later on, he spent time with the groups of Louie Bellson and Philly Joe Jones. After more time in Little Rock, Los Angeles, and also Chicago, Halliday settled in Nashville in 1966. The tenor saxophonist worked in the studios and in local clubs until 1978, when an injury put him out of action for two years. After he recovered, he permanently moved to Chicago in 1980, where he became a major fixture in the local jazz scene. A strong hard bop soloist who can hold his own with anyone in a jam session, Lin Halliday recorded with trumpeter Brad Goode in 1988 and has led three CDs of his own for Delmark. ~ Scott Yanow

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