Dick Hafer

Dick Hafer (May 29, 1927 – December 15, 2012) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

Hafer began playing clarinet at age seven and switched to tenor sax in high school. His first professional gig was with Charlie Barnet's orchestra in 1949. He played with Claude Thornhill from 1949 to 1950 before returning briefly to play with Barnet again. After this he played with Woody Herman (1951–55), Tex Beneke (1955), Bobby Hackett (1957–58), Elliot Lawrence (1958–60), and Benny Goodman (1962). In 1963 he recorded on two Charles Mingus albums.

In 1974 he moved to Los Angeles and worked mostly as a studio musician. He released two albums under his own name in the 1990s. Hafer died in La Costa, California.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 29th, 1927 (Wyomissing), Died December 15th, 2012 (Carlsbad)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, reeds

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 100871 10/3/1956 S' posin' Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100872 10/3/1956 Why don't you do right-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100873 10/3/1956 King Porter stomp-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100874 10/3/1956 After you've gone-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100875 10/3/1956 I'll buy that dream-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100876 10/3/1956 Take care-2 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100877 10/3/1956 I'll be back for more-2 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100878 10/4/1956 The roarin' fifties-2 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100879 10/4/1956 The sky fell down-2 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100880 10/4/1956 Prisoner of love-3 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100881 10/4/1956 I'm glad there is you-3 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 100882 10/4/1956 Temptation-3 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101000 11/20/1956 Desert sunrise Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101001 11/20/1956 Congo mambo Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101002 11/20/1956 My heart stood still Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101003 11/20/1956 Nice work if you can get it Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101529 2/1/1957 Cha cha for Gia Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101530 2/1/1957 Madrid Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101531 2/1/1957 Sing something simple Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 101532 2/1/1957 You're driving me crazy Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102212 4/8/1957 Darn that dream Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102213 4/8/1957 My baby just cares for me Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102214 4/8/1957 Hi-ho Steverino-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 102215 4/8/1957 I gotta run-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104638 3/28/1958 La rue Hal McKusick Septet instrumentalist, reeds  
(Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hafer, Dick," accessed November 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204169.

Hafer, Dick. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204169.

"Hafer, Dick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204169

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