Hailing from Cincinnati, saxophonist Curtis Peagler was
well rooted in the hard swing-oriented sound of the mid
west, and played with some of the best in the business.
Peagler paid his dues in the famous territory bands, and
did a stint with blues singer Big Maybelle, before joining
the Army in 1953.Upon his return to Cincinnati after his
service tour in 1955, he enrolled in the Cincinnati
Conservatory for a formal musical education.
From '59-60, he was recording for Prestige records, and
it was within this period that Peagler did his now
legendary Curtis Peagler and his Modern Jazz Disciples,
“Disciples Blues” session