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George Russell

While George Russell was extremely active like a free-thinking composer, arranger, and bandleader, his biggest impact upon jazz is at the quieter part of theorist. His great contribution, evidently the very first by way of a jazz musician to general music theory, was a publication using the intimidating name The …

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George Russell’s New York Big Band

b. 23 June 1923, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Among contemporary jazz’s leading composers, Russell began being a drummer with Benny Carter, but initial found prominence within the middle-40s composing for Dizzy Gillespie, notably ‘Cubano End up being, Cubano Bop’. He also had written for Artie Shaw and Claude Thornhill and his …

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