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Ellis Marsalis

It is a little ironic that Ellis Marsalis had to hold back for sons Wynton and Branford to get famous before he could record frequently, but Ellis finally received his long-overdue reputation. The daddy of six sons (including Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason), Ellis Marsalis’ primary importance to jazz might …

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Billy Taylor

Billy Taylor was this articulate spokesman for jazz, and his profiles in CBS’ Sunday Morning hours tv program (where he was a normal from 1981) were therefore successful at introducing jazz to a larger audience, that occasionally you can forget just what a talented pianist he was for more than …

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Bobby Timmons

Bobby Timmons became thus well-known for the gospel and funky blues clichés in his solos and compositions that his abilities like a Bud Powell-inspired bebop participant have been lengthy forgotten. After rising in the Philadelphia jazz picture, Timmons caused Kenny Dorham (1956), Chet Baker, Sonny Stitt, as well as the …

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Eldar

Hard bop/post-bop pianist Eldar Djangirov has accomplished a thing that almost all jazz performers — pianists or elsewhere — won’t accomplish: he landed a agreement with a significant label (Sony Classical) when he still wasn’t older enough to vote. It isn’t uncommon for folks to learn to try out jazz …

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Hank Jones

The oldest from the Jones brothers, Hank Jones is a supreme accompanist and underrated soloist. He’s being among the most achieved sight visitors in jazz, and his versatility and sensitive design have held him extremely active cutting periods and employed in different groups and designs ranging from golf swing to …

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Michael Wolff

A jazz journeyman having a taste for adventure, pianist Michael Wolff has explored improvisation in a number of milieus, which range from bop to pop-jazz to worldbeat during the period of his multi-decade year profession. We were young in California in the 1960s and ’70s, Wolff was subjected at a …

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Onaje Allan Gumbs

Pianist/keyboardist/manufacturer/arranger/songwriter Onaje Allan Gumbs (pronounced Oh-Nah-Jay) is among the music industry’s esteemed and talented music collaborators. Gumbs spent some time working almost three years with top skill within the musical areas of jazz, R&B/spirit, and pop to hone his significant skills. A incomplete list contains Woody Shaw, Nat Adderly, Norman …

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Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Probably one of the most technically skilled and brilliant pianists in jazz during his primary, Phineas Newborn remains to be a tiny mystery. Suffering from mental and physical complications of unknown source, Newborn faded from your scene within the middle-’60s, and then re-emerge at abnormal intervals throughout his existence. Newborn …

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Percy Brice

The longer, distinguished career of drummer Percy Brice began within the first half of the ’40s when he visited work with bandleader Luis Russell. Six years afterwards he was still heading strong, confident more than enough of his drumming capability to play within a susceptible duo placing alongside pianist partner …

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Les McCann

Les McCann reached the maximum of his profession in the 1969 Montreux Jazz Event, recording “In comparison to What” and “Chilly Duck Period” for Atlantic (Swiss Motion) with Eddie Harris and Benny Bailey. Although he did some worthwhile function since then, a lot of it’s been anticlimactic. McCann 1st gained …

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