James Spaulding

James Ralph Spaulding Jr. (born July 30, 1937) is an American jazz saxophonist and flutist.[1]

James Spaulding
Spaulding performing in 2006
Background information
Birth nameJames Ralph Spaulding Jr.
Born (1937-07-30) July 30, 1937
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
InstrumentsSaxophone, Flute
LabelsStoryville, Muse, 32 Records, HighNote, Marge
Associated actsSun Ra, World Saxophone Quartet

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Spaulding attended the Chicago Cosmopolitan School of Music. Between 1957 and 1961, he was a member of Sun Ra's band. In the 1960s, he worked as a studio musician at Blue Note Records, recording with Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, and Stanley Turrentine. He was also a member of Freddie Hubbard's quintet and the World Saxophone Quartet.[2]


As leader

As sideman

With Louis Armstrong

With Kenny Barron

With Art Blakey

With Richard Davis

With Ricky Ford

With Grant Green

With Freddie Hubbard

With Bobby Hutcherson

With Hank Mobley

With Lee Morgan

With David Murray

With William Parker

With Duke Pearson

With Sam Rivers

With Max Roach

With Pharoah Sanders

With Woody Shaw

With Wayne Shorter

With Horace Silver

With Sun Ra

With Leon Thomas

With Charles Tolliver

With Stanley Turrentine

With McCoy Tyner

With Tyrone Washington

With Larry Young

With Kamal Abdul-Alim

  • Dance (1983)


  1. Jazz, All About. "James Spaulding: '60s Sideman Extraordinaire". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  2. Yanow, Scott. "James Spaulding | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  3. "James Spaulding | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
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