Frank Lowe

Frank Lowe (June 24, 1943 – September 19, 2003) was an American avant-garde jazz saxophonist and composer.

Born and brought up in Memphis, Tennessee, Lowe took up the tenor saxophone and then moved to San Francisco. On visits to New York, he began playing with Sun Ra and then Alice Coltrane, with whom he recorded in 1971.

Lowe was a tenor saxophonist who was extremely influenced by the first and second waves of free jazz throughout the 1960s. On September 19, 2003, he died of lung cancer. His legacy was a varied body of recordings and memorable performances.

His composition "Spirits in the Field" was performed on Arthur Blythe's 1977 album The Grip.

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