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Erica Lindsay

b. 5 June 1955, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, California, USA. Lindsay spent her years as a child in European countries, her parents becoming educators in American universities there. She used clarinet at senior high school, after that alto and tenor saxophones. At the moment she was learning with Mal Waldron. In 1973, she visited the Berklee University Of Music in Boston to get a year, after that returned to European countries to tour with her personal quartet also to freelance as soloist, composer and arranger. She returned to NY in 1980, composing for tv, video and ballet, and using Melba Liston, Clifford Jordan, Ted Curson and McCoy Tyner. Like a author of well-crafted and atmospheric music, her influences consist of Waldron, Gene Ammons, Johnny Griffin, Dexter Gordon, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane and Kilometers Davis. In the brand new millennium Lindsay was co-leading a quartet composed of Sumi Tonooka (piano), Bob Braye (drums) and Rufus Reid (bass).

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