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Elmo Hope

Elmo Hope

Elmo Hope (1923- 1967) was one of the most prominent bebop pianists and arrangers, a close friend of Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, a highly underrated artist… Download The PIANO of Elmo Hope (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Ruben Lopez Fürst

Ruben Lopez Fürst

Ruben Lopez Fürst (1937 – 2000) was one of Argentina’s most important jazz pianists but also a great guitar artist, known for his presence in the Blue Strings, firmly based in the Django tradition… … Read entire article »

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Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan (1924 – 1990) was one of the greatest vocalists jazz has ever seen, a perfect artist, starting her career with the rise of modern jazz, recording with Bird and Dizzy, and although she often later did popular and commercial ballads, her stardom was never challenged… … Read entire article »

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Slam Stewart

Slam Stewart

Slam Stewart (1914 – 1987) was a unique bass player, first known through his cooperation with Slim Gaillard, later as a prominent swinger through the 1940s and later, famous for singing and bowing simultaneously… Download The BASS of Slam Stewart (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Phil Sunkel

Phil Sunkel

Phil Sunkel (1925 – ) was a very good white trumpeter, mostly known for his work with Claude Thornhill, Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan in the late 1950s but much too underrecorded… … Read entire article »

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Valaida Snow

Valaida Snow

Valaida Snow (1904 – 1956) was a virtuoso vocalist and trumpet artist, touring the world in the 1920s and 30s and made several excellent recording sessions in Europe, but got stuck and imprisoned in Denmark during the World War II and barely survived… … Read entire article »

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John Gilmore

John Gilmore

John Gilmore (1931 – 1995) was a prominent tenorsax player and one of the earliest on the avant-garde style, also known for his lifelong residence in the Sun Ra Arkestra. … Read entire article »

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