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 29, 1927 (Wyomissing), Died December 15, 2012 (Carlsbad)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, reeds

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Recordings (Results 26-32 of 32 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 104639 3/28/1958 Now's the time Hal McKusick Septet instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca 104640 3/28/1958 Whisper not Hal McKusick Septet instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca 104641 3/28/1958 The last day of Fall Hal McKusick Septet instrumentalist, reeds  
Decca 104855 4/23/1958 Song of India Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104856 4/23/1958 Tea for two cha cha Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104857 4/23/1958 My baby just cares for me Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 104858 4/23/1958 Boogie woogie Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 26-32 of 32 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hafer, Dick," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204169.

Hafer, Dick. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204169.

"Hafer, Dick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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