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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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Adele Girard

Adele Girard

Adele Girard (1913 – 1993) was one of the first to bring the harp into jazz through her involvement with swing and dixieland from the middle 1930s, particularly clarinetist Joe Marsala… … Read entire article »

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Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley (1930 – 1986) was one of the great giants of postwar jazz, a magnificent tenorsax artist, known for numerous recording sessions in the fifties and sixties, particularly for Blue Note, and his reputation only continues to grow after his death… … Read entire article »

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Nan Wynn

Nan Wynn

Nan Wynn (1915 – 1971) was a vocalist and film actress, performing through the 1930s and 40s with Hudson-DeLange and many other white bigbands but perhaps mostly known today as recording with Teddy Wilson in 1938 … … Read entire article »

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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 »

Filed under: Piano

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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