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Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Arguably one of the most exciting saxophone soloist in jazz history, Kirk was a post-modernist just before that term also existed. Kirk performed the continuum of jazz custom as a musical instrument unto itself; he sensed small compunction about blending and matching components in the music’s background, and his concoctions …

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Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin was “the Ruler of Ragtime Authors,” a composer who elevated “banjo piano taking part in,” a lowly entertainment connected with saloons and brothels, into an American talent loved by hundreds of thousands. Born in Tx in either 1867 or 1868, Joplin grew up in Texarkana, the child of …

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Percy Humphrey

Percy and his sibling, clarinetist Willie Humphrey, became well-known through the 1960s on because of their performing in the erratic but enjoyable Preservation Hall Jazz Music group. Percy, whose various other sibling was trombonist Earl Humphrey (1902-1971), was under no circumstances a significant musician, but he performed his basic melodic …

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Sammy Price

Sammy Cost had an extended and productive profession as a versatile blues and boogie-woogie-based pianist. He analyzed piano in Dallas and was a vocalist and dancer with Alphonso Trent’s music group during 1927-1930. In 1929, he documented one solitary part under the name of “Sammy Cost and His Four Quarters.” …

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Lem Johnson

That saxophonist was among the first tempo and blues honkers is hardly in dispute, but how early his sounds first started getting captured by saving microphones is another matter. Several biographical details and reviews associated with a assortment of his materials over the Blue Moon label signifies that it had …

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Zutty Singleton

Along with Baby Dodds, Zutty Singleton was among the two main drummers to emerge through the formative amount of jazz in Fresh Orleans. He followed such mentioned New Orleans jazz music artists as Louis Armstrong, Jelly Move Morton, and Sidney Bechet. But he also performed behind Charlie Parker and Dizzy …

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Charlie Irvis

Charlie Irvis made a solid impression in early stages but faded out from the ’30s. He began as a youngsters playing in an area boy’s music group. Irvis was with Lucille Hegamin’s Blue Fire Syncopators (1920-1921), gigged with Willie “The Lion” Smith, and that which was then the extremely early …

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Don Kirkpatrick

A good pianist who was simply a talented arranger, Don Kirkpatrick kept busy through the golf swing era. As a new player, he was best-known for his longtime association with Chick Webb (on / off during 1927-1937) and Don Redman (1933-1937). Kirkpatrick, who also caused Harry Light, Elmer Snowden, Zutty …

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Eddie Condon

A significant propagandist for freewheeling Chicago jazz, an underrated rhythm guitarist, and a talented wisecracker, Eddie Condon’s primary importance to jazz had not been a lot through his personal playing as with his capability to collect together large sets of all-stars and produce thrilling, spontaneous, and incredibly coherent music. Condon …

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Barney Bigard

Barney Bigard was probably one of the most distinctive clarinetists in jazz and a longtime asset to Duke Ellington’s orchestra. Although he got clarinet lessons with Lorenzo Tio, Bigard’s preliminary reputation was produced like a tenor saxophonist; actually, based on some of his recordings (especially people that have Luis Russell), …

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