I posted about Teddy Reig last week.
This week I want to post about Ozzie Cadena who was A&R and producer in Savoy Records.
Savoy Records was established by Herman Lubinsky in Newark, New Jersey in 1943.
Cadena was hired as jazz record producer by Lubinsky when he was working with a jazz radio show in Newark.
He was born in Oklahoma City on September 26, 1924.
He produced Kenny Clarke, Gillespie, Davis, Fats Navarro and Charles Mingus.
His first session as a producer for Savoy was with Kai Winding and J.J.Johnson.
He made a significant contribution to this recording.
Please refer to original 1947 LP liner notes.Go here
Also he recorded vocalists Little Jimmy Scott, Esther Phillips and John Lee Hooker.
Here is J.J.Johnson & Kai Winding Quintet