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Tag Archives: 1950s – 1990s

Jerry Coker

An extremely respected instructor, theorist, and writer, Jerry Coker’s early profession was spent taking part in in such big rings as Woody Herman’s. He interrupted his research at Indiana University or college to become listed on Herman in past due 1953, after that toured with him before summertime of 1954. …

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Jerome Richardson

Jerome Richardson was always a talented jazz improviser appearing out of the bop custom, displaying personality on each of his reeds. But because he spent the majority of his profession as a studio room musician, he frequently maintained a minimal profile within the jazz globe. Richardson began on alto when …

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Little Sammy Davis

No, he hardly ever hung out using the Rat Pack over the martini-stained Vegas remove, and it’s extremely doubtful that he honors demands for “The Chocolate Guy.” This Small Sammy Davis is really a experienced harp blower using a discography dating back again to 1952 and an excellent ’90s debut …

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I.K. Dairo

Regarded as by many to become the “pops of juju” for his many innovations, Isaiah Kehinde Dairo was created in Kwara Condition, Nigeria, in 1931. One tale offers it that his lifelong like of music stemmed from a drum that his dad, a carpenter, designed for him in his youngsters …

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Rolf Ericson

Among Sweden’s finest trumpeters, Rolf Ericson played within the U.S. frequently enough to get a strong popularity. He began on trumpet when he was eight and, after hearing Louis Armstrong enjoy in Stockholm in 1933, he turned to jazz. Ericson documented in Sweden with Alice Babs among others beginning in …

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Percy Heath

A product of 1 of jazz’s most illustrious families, Percy Heath and his sublime, swinging bass served because the cornerstone of the present day Jazz Quartet for over 4 decades. Heath was created in Wilmington, NC, on Apr 23, 1930. The next of four kids, he grew up in Philadelphia, …

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Wilbur Ware

Among bop’s innovative and influential bassists, Wilbur Ware was an excellent rhythmic anchor with an unerring feeling of golf swing. Where many post-Jimmy Blanton bassists focused on legato melodic phrasing, Ware wasn’t scared to change the rhythmic emphasis by differing his note measures and leaving vacant space between his phrases; …

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Judy Clay

Although her deep, potent voice never translated to commercial success, Judy Clay deserves a lot more than footnote status in the history of Southern soul. The influence of her cooperation with Billy Vera because the initial interracial male/feminine duo to record for a significant label also needs to not end …

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Johnny Costa

Johnny Costa made several fine recordings more than his long music career, but he’ll oftimes be better remembered for his music contributions to tv. After initially learning accordion in child years, he used the piano, learning with a instructor who experienced also trained Oscar Levant. Costa found out he had …

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Rod McKuen

Fishing rod McKuen was among the best-selling poets in the us during the past due ’60s, and in addition achieved considerable success being a songwriter, soundtrack composer, and singer. McKuen’s recordings alternated between poetic pop tracks and spoken phrase readings of his verse, and his much more serious structure work …

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