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Jimmy Smith

The funky organist from the same name became so famous during his life — and his design of playing so beloved in the hereafter — that this resulting near-total eclipse of a youthful Jimmy Smith in classic jazz isn’t surprising, if still regrettable. The Smith who was simply area of …

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PVD

PVD means Pat Truck Dyke, a manufacturer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose primary device, the drums, underscores his rhythmic strategy. The Jersey Town native’s original functions mix jazz, funk, and beats into quasi-electronica instrumentals with a solid retro taste that incorporate classic tips and acoustic equipment like horns and woodwinds. His …

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Cookin’ on 3 Burners

Comprising additional components of jazz and street soul, Cookin’ on 3 Burners certainly are a prestigious R&B group hailing from Melbourne, Australia. Originally composed of Hammond body organ participant Jake Mason, guitarist Lance Ferguson, and drummer Ivan Khatchoyan, the trio shaped in 1997 after finding they shared identical tastes in …

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Lord Newborn & the Magic Skulls

The project of three producer/musicians, Cash Tag, Shawn Lee, and Tommy Guerrero, Lord Newborn & the Magic Skulls aren’t an organization in the frequently accepted sense of the term, but are even more of a collaborative studio configuration. Functioning at Cash Mark’s L.A.-structured studio in 2008, the trio come up …

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Bozo Allegro

The Minnesota jazz-pop sextet Bozo Allegro is made up of members who select to put into practice simply first names: Diane (saxophones/vocals), Clay (saxophone/vocals), Rebekka (keyboards/vocals), John (guitar/vocals), Tag (bass/vocals), and Brian (drums). The group’s root base lie inside a precursor music group, Shearman & the Sharks, a mainly “rehearsal” …

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Chris Wood

Medeski, Martin and Timber bassist Chris Timber studied structure, and jazz and classical bass in his hometown Boulder, Colorado. In 1989, he visited the New Britain Conservatory of Music in Boston, and researched with Dave Holland, Geri Allen and Bob Moses, but shortly transformed his enrollment to part-time to be …

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Michael Naura

b. 19 August 1934, Memel, Lithuania. Naura can be a self-taught pianist and flautist who researched beliefs, sociology and visual arts in Berlin. In the 50s he and Wolfgang Schluter (vibes) began a music group that sought to combine blues, bebop and Western avant garde and became among the leading …

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Saka Acquaye

Acquaye’s design synthesizes contemporary dance designs and older, pre-electric urban designs. He’s also a instructor, performer and playwright, with many well-known Ghanaian musicals under his belt.

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