SONNY FORTUNE

Cornelius “Sonny” Fortune (May 19, 1939 – October 25, 2018) was an American jazz saxophonist. Fortune played soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, clarinet, and flute.

After moving to New York City in 1967, Fortune recorded and appeared live with drummer Elvin Jones’s group. He performed with pianist McCoy Tyner (1971–73). In 1974 Fortune replaced Dave Liebman in Miles Davis’s ensemble, remaining until spring 1975, when he was succeeded by Sam Morrison. 

Fortune joined Nat Adderley after his brief tenure with Davis, then formed his own group in June 1975, recording two albums for the Horizon Records. 

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