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Jimmy Vass

Alto saxophonist and flutist Jimmy Vass emerged among the leading jazz sidemen from the 1970s, financing his sinuous shade and dynamic design to classes headlined by Andrew Hill, Charles Earland, and Muhal Richard Abrams. Created March 31, 1937, in Philadelphia, Vass obtained his 1st saxophone at age group 18. After honing his chops on the neighborhood club picture, he relocated to NEW YORK in 1963, operating some day careers while moonlighting like a musician. Vass 1st made an appearance on record in 1968 via Sunny Murray’s Hard Cores. With 1971’s Spirit Story, he started an extended cooperation with the fantastic soul-jazz organist Earland, although his perhaps most obviously partnership combined him with avant-jazz pianist Hill, you start with 1975’s Divine Revelation. Vass was an extraordinarily nimble and versatile player, comfy in a bunch of musical configurations. He even performed on soul vocalist Roberta Flack’s 1975 LP FEEL JUST LIKE Makin’ Love. Unfortunately he under no circumstances led a documenting day of his personal, however in the fall months of his profession led his personal New York-based group and in addition worked like a music trainer. Vass died Sept 21, 2006, at age 69.

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