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Jack Schroer

Jack Schroer
Birth name John Henry Schroer
Born (1944-01-12)January 12, 1944
Died June 23, 1995(1995-06-23) (aged 51)
Genres Rock, folk, jazz, blues, R&B
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments saxophone, piano
Labels Warner Bros.
Associated acts Van Morrison

John Henry "Jack" Schroer (January 12, 1944 – June 23, 1995) was a saxophonist, pianist and arranger best known for his work with Van Morrison in the 1970s as a member of his band The Caledonia Soul Orchestra.

Morrison first met Schroer in 1969, whilst he was playing for the Colwell-Winfield Blues Band: "I met Jack Schroer in New York when I heard him play in a blues band and I invited him to play on a gig with me the next night."[1] Schroer played with Morrison in concert until 1973 when he disbanded The Caledonia Soul Orchestra.

Schroer played notable saxophone solos on many Morrison songs including "Moondance" and "Tupelo Honey".

Contents

  • Selective discography 1
    • With Van Morrison 1.1
    • Others 1.2
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

Selective discography

With Van Morrison

Others

See also

List of saxophonists

Notes

  1. ^ Yorke, Ritchie. Into the Music. p.71

References

  • Yorke, Ritchie (1975). Into The Music, London:Charisma Books, ISBN 0-85947-013-X


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