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Arvin Garrison

Arvin Garrison

Arvin Garrison (1922 – 1960) was a fine guitar player, known for his participation in the 1946 recording sessions of Charlie Parker and Howard McGhee, but retired early back to his hometown… … Read entire article »

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Booker Little

Booker Little

Booker Little (1938 – 1961) was a magnificent modern trumpeter, perhaps the greatest innovator after ‘Brownie’, known for his work with Max Roach and Eric Dolphy, but also for his exceptional maturity, like he knew he would have little time before death caught him… … Read entire article »

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Oscar Dennard

Oscar Dennard

Oscar Dennard (1928 – 1960) was an extremely talented pianist who played with Lionel Hampton in the middle fifties, later with Idrees Sulieman, and was destined to be one of the great innovators, but typhoid fever got him on his tour to Egypt … Download The PIANO of Oscar Dennard (PDF-file) … Read entire article »

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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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