Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Craig Handy's playing ranges from bop to advanced post-bop. Since attending North Texas State University (1981-1984), he has worked with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Haynes, and Abdullah Ibrahim; and recorded with Elvin Jones and Betty Carter, among others. Handy's two Arabesque releases from 1991 and 1993 are quite impressive.