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Vi Redd

Vi Redd, although greatly under-recorded throughout her profession, was a separate bop-based altoist and a thrilling singer. The little girl of drummer Alton Redd, Vi was encircled by music while developing up. She performed locally, working beyond music for the plank of education during 1957-1960 before time for jazz. Redd …

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Eric Dolphy

Eric Dolphy was a genuine original along with his personal distinctive styles about alto, flute, and bass clarinet. His music dropped in to the “avant-garde” category however he didn’t discard chordal improvisation entirely (although the partnership of his records towards the chords was frequently pretty abstract). Some of the various …

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Herb Geller

Natural herb Geller was a veteran from the LA jazz scene from the 1950s who played much better than ever with the switch of the millennium. Geller performed in 1946 with Joe Venuti’s Orchestra, and in 1949 he journeyed to NY to try out with Claude Thornhill. In 1951 he …

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Anthony Ortega

A talented and advanced improviser, Anthony Ortega by no means received very much acknowledgement and has been around obscurity for much too very long. Ortega experienced his first main work with Earle Spencer’s Orchestra in 1947. After providing in the Military, he was with Lionel Hampton’s big music group (1951-53) …

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Hampton Hawes

Hampton Hawes was among the finest jazz pianists from the 1950s, a fixture around the Los Angeles picture who also brought his own interpretations towards the dominant Bud Powell design. In the middle- to past due ’40s, he used Sonny Criss, Dexter Gordon, and Wardell Grey, amongst others on Central …

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