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Bud Powell

Bud Powell

Bud Powell (1924 – 1966) was one of the most important pianists in jazz, a creator of modern jazz piano, a magnificent improviser, but police violence made him mentally disorganized, damaging much of his enormous artistic potential… Download The PIANO of Bud Powell (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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Teddy Bunn

Teddy Bunn

Teddy Bunn (1909 – 1978) was a prominent guitarist in the blues and jazz tradition of the thirties, known also for his participation in The Spirits of Rhythm, but also for his numerous blues sessions with beautiful soli and accompaniment… … Read entire article »

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Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffin (1928 – 2008) was one of the greatest and most hard swinging tenorsax players from his young years with Lionel Hampton through a long and active life as a renown soloist… … Read entire article »

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Coleman Hawkins (part 4)

Coleman Hawkins (part 4)

Coleman Hawkins (1904 – 1969) (Part 4: 1960 – 1969) was the creator of the jazz tenor saxophone and after having four decades of magnificent artistic success, adapting to modern trends, is now getting closer to his final chorus… … Read entire article »

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Howard McGhee

Howard McGhee

Howard McGhee (1918 – 1987) was one of the greatest trumpeters in the bebop era, first becoming known through his work with Andy Kirk (1942-44), later with Bird in California, JATP and own bands in the forties and later… … Read entire article »

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Junior Cook

Junior Cook

Junior Cook (1934 – 1992) was an excellent tenorsax player from the late fifties, becoming well known for his work with Horace Silver and trumpeter Blue Mitchell in the early sixties, but active for many years… … Read entire article »

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Don Stovall

Don Stovall

Don Stovall (1913 – 1970) was an altosax player recording in the 1940s with Buddy Johnson, Sam Price and Henry “Red” Allen but retired from music in 1950… … Read entire article »

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