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Lester Young

Lester Teen was among the true jazz giants, a tenor saxophonist who all developed a totally different conception where to try out his horn, floating over club lines using a light build instead of adopting Coleman Hawkins’ then-dominant forceful strategy. A nonconformist, Youthful (nicknamed “Pres” by Billie Vacation) acquired the …

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Jon Mayer Trio

b. c.1938, NEW YORK, NY, USA. Meyer’s professional profession caught fireplace in the past due 50s when he performed piano with Jackie McLean and John Coltrane. Through the pursuing decade he transferred into free of charge jazz but was unpleasant with the proper execution. In this same period he previously …

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Denys Baptiste

b. 14 Sept 1969, London, Britain. A gifted tenor saxophonist, Baptiste was prompted towards jazz after hearing his dad’s record collection. He analyzed at London’s Guildhall of Music. Early and abiding affects consist of John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins (actually right down to the beard) with periodic echoes in his …

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Pepper Adams

Pepper Adams handled the baritone saxophone using the driven service of hard bop and fueled the best horn having a propulsive strength that caused him to become nicknamed “the Blade” for his “slashing and chopping technique,” which had a humbling impact upon musicians luckily enough to gig with him. From …

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Scott Hamilton

When Scott Hamilton appeared within the mid-’70s completely formed with an attractive swing style in tenor (mixing jointly Zoot Sims and Ben Webster), he triggered a minor feeling, for few various other young players through the fusion era were exploring pre-bop jazz at his advanced. He started playing when he …

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Junior Mance

Junior Mance is normally famous for his soulful bluesy design, but he’s also professional at playing bop standards. He began playing skillfully when he was ten. Mance caused Gene Ammons in Chicago during 1947-1949, used Lester Youthful (1950), and was using the Ammons-Sonny Stitt group until he was drafted. He …

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Johnny Smith

Guitarist Johnny Smith will be best remembered for his 1952 strike saving of “Moonlight in Vermont,” a mellow ballad that also features Stan Getz. Smith, whose chordal-oriented design was self-taught, originally performed trumpet, violin, and viola before switching to electric guitar. A studio room musician from 1947 on, Smith’s amazing …

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Wayne Bergeron

Trumpeter Wayne Bergeron is an extremely sought-after studio room and concert musician with an abundance of saving credits to his name. Blessed having a preternaturally high range, clarion shade, and immense specialized skill, Bergeron offers dominated the industrial trumpet picture since debuting with Maynard Ferguson’s music group within the 1980s. …

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Warren Vaché

Many years before Wynton Marsalis gained headlines for assisting to revive hard bop, Warren Vache (alongside Scott Hamilton) was one of the few youthful jazz musicians who have been reviving small-group swing. Vache, who usually had a lovely tone along with a chance-taking design, is the child of an excellent …

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Robert Irving III

b. 1953, Chicago, Illinois, USA. As a kid Irving performed brass instruments but additionally studied piano. Elevated partially in Chicago and in addition in NEW YORK, he performed many forms of music in various ensembles, meanwhile learning thoroughly. In 1978, he came back to Chicago where he continuing playing in …

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