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John Bunch

John Number had an extended and distinguished profession even if his abilities as an accompanist and supportive participant sometimes resulted in him being overlooked. He began on piano when he was 11 and within a season was playing in regional clubs. Number, a versatile pianist who was simply most motivated …

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Lou Donaldson

Lou Donaldson is definitely a fantastic bop altoist influenced by Charlie Parker, but with a far more blues-based design of his own. His exclusive tone continues to be heard in a number of small-group configurations, and he provides recorded a large number of valuable and spirited (if relatively predictable) sets …

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Tyree Glenn

Tyree Glenn, who had the uncommon dual of trombone and vibes, was a significant asset at numerous instances to both Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Glenn began working in place rings in Virginia, after that relocated to the Western Coast, using groups going by Charlie Echols (1936) and Eddie Barefield. …

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Joe Sample

Among the many jazzmen who all started out using hard bop but went electric powered through the fusion period, Joe Test was, in the later ’50s, a founding person in the Jazz Crusaders along with trombonist Wayne Henderson, tenor saxman Wilton Felder, and drummer Stix Hooper. The Crusaders’ debts to …

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Grady Tate

Grady Tate is certainly renowned being a program drummer extraordinaire, a specialist in the usage of the rim shot for syncopating purposes; valued for his generating, pushing, or simple coaxing from the defeat. Yet he in addition has shown a warm, versatile, rhythmically agile baritone tone of voice, which, within …

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Gene DiNovi

Main influences: Teddy Wilson, Mel Powell, Ellis Larkins, and Duke Ellington. Like a precocious 15-year-old, Gene DiNovi worked well in 1943 with bandleader Henry Jerome, who was simply in those days getting ready to convert his Hal Kemp-styled dance music group into a contemporary bop ensemble. DiNovi’s changeover from golf …

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Gene Harris

Perhaps one of the most accessible of most jazz pianists, Gene Harris’ soulful design (influenced by Oscar Peterson and containing the blues-iness of the Junior Mance) was immediately likable and predictably excellent. After playing within an Military music group (1951-1954), he produced a trio with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer …

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Emmett Berry

He’s there in the traditional “Great Time in Harlem” photo, but it could have been hard to consider many photos of taking place jazz rings or Harlem moments in the ’30s and ’40s without Emmett Berry’s smiling encounter. Not that he’d be smiling; in fact, he would oftimes be as …

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Eric Mintel

An urbane and intelligent improviser, arranger, and composer, jazz pianist Eric Mintel performs inside a straight-ahead design frequently incorporating classical themes into his music. Given birth to in Pa in 1967, Mintel was a musical kid, and by his early teenagers he had currently started playing jazz. Affected by such …

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Don Patterson

Inspired to change from piano to organ by Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson was among the Hammond B-3’s most bop-rooted players, in a position to enjoy bluesy soul-jazz grooves or use from the pocket for a few nimble, sharply described single lines. Though he led many recording schedules for Prestige and …

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