Red Holloway 6-decade career, playing with everybody important (long time with Etta James, 10-year stint with Brother Jack McDuff, great session man). A "go-to" guy if you wanted someone to come in, blow the hell out of a soul/jazz chart, then take the money and leave. He brought class and warmth to everything he did. His Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Holloway A review of his last CD (at age 80 !): http://www.allmusic.com/album/go-red-go%21-mw0000808620
Some tunes--May not be career-spanning : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoDg8pcWzpQ << From his first solo album (he was 36) << W/Big John Patton on the B-3/Eric Gale on guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LHcHeERy-E << an all-star group, co-lead by that flugelhorn master, Clark Terry << Braggadocio blues ...and it works so well !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaabrzUW3iM << from a great album << "Mr. Holloway plays well with others--A+ social skills".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOGGwwOMAAM << greasing and politely honkin' it up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtTQ4GcGZcI << Letting it all hang out in a wonderful setting.