Jazz alto saxophonist, born October 24, 1914 in New York. Died February 16, 1994
Powell worked with Frank Newton 1931 and other leaders in New York during the mid-1930s, with Edgar Hayes and Sidney Bechet 1(938-1941), with Count Basie (1943-1946). Later with Lucky Millinder, Lucky Thompson, Dizzy Gillespie and Machito, in the 1960s-early 1970s with rhythm & blues and soul artists. Resumed playing swing with Sy Oliver in 1975.