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Cannonball Adderley

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Cannonball Adderley

– Cannonball Adderley Website Julian “Cannonball” Adderley was the first musician to take listeners’ ears beyond the monumental achievements of Charlie Parker on the saxophone. Adderley’s alto helped define the hard-bop sound, with his combination of blistering technique and a seemingly effortless ability to meld the blues, gospel, and funk with bebop. One of the great alto saxophonists, Cannonball Adderley had an exuberant and happy sound that communicated immediately to listeners. His intelligent presentation of his music (often...

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Art Farmer

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Art Farmer

– Art Farmer Website A highly melodic soloist, with inventive turns of phase and a frequently elegiac approach to his music. Study of his work over several decades reveals an artist of considerable emotional depths which he plumbed more and more as the years passed. In a quiet, unassuming manner, which reflected his personality, Farmer proved hard to pigeonhole. Descriptions of Farmer’s playing style typically stress his lyricism and the warmth of his sound. His playing had “a sweetly lyrical tone and a melodic approach to phrasing,...

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Joe Farrell

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Joe Farrell

– Joe Farrell Website Born Joseph Carl Firrantello in Chicago, Mr. Farrell attended the University of Illinois, where he majored in flute. In the late 1950s, he established himself as one of Chicago`s most promising young jazz tenor saxophonists, often playing alongside two of his key influences, Johnny Griffin and Ira Sullivan. In 1960, Mr. Farrell moved to New York, where he worked and recorded with Maynard Ferguson, Jaki Byard, Charles Mingus, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and the Elvin Jones Trio. Still best known as a tenor...

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Mulgrew Miller

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Mulgrew Miller

– Mulgrew Miller Website   Mulgrew Miller, a jazz pianist with truthful invention, harmonic intellectualism and a keen sense of sophistication in his compositions and improvisations, was a fixture in the postbop mainstream for more than 30 years. While Miller was a highly distinguished and much sought after sideman, it was also as a leader that he built such a high degree of respect from both fans and peers, his McCoy Tyner-ish style the perfect amalgam of hard swinging post bop and pristine technique, through which he added a...

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Lennie Tristano

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Lennie Tristano

– Lennie Tristano Website Lennie Tristano occupies a rare position not only in jazz history but in the history of twentieth-century music. Emerging from an era when modernism was the guiding principle in art, Tristano explored musical avenues that were avant-garde even by modernism’s experimental standards. In so doing, he tested and transcended the boundaries of jazz. This ascetic, irascible and uncompromising genius took the implications of a “cool” jazz style – one that concentrated on quiet delivery, oblique...

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Blue Mitchell

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Blue Mitchell

– Blue Mitchell Website Trumpeter Blue Mitchell was best known as a highly lyrical and hard-swinging player, with accomplished craftsmanship and a clear tone. Owner of a direct, lightly swinging, somewhat plain-wrapped tone that fit right in with the Blue Note label’s hard bop ethos of the 1960s, Blue Mitchell tends to be overlooked today perhaps because he never really stood out vividly from the crowd, despite his undeniable talent. Blue Mitchell made his name as a member of Horace Silver’s quintet, where his lyrical playing and...

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Gene Ammons

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Gene Ammons

– Gene Ammons Website Gene Ammons, who had a huge and immediately recognizable and captivating tone on tenor, had the ability to take a tune and make it his own. He was a very flexible and technically proficient player who could play in many musical idioms as well as being an incredible balladeer. He proved to be very much his own man, developing a distinctive, warm sound that nevertheless fitted well into the hard-edged playing of his colleagues. Some of his ballad renditions became hits and, despite two unfortunate interruptions in...

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Harold Mabern

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Harold Mabern

– Harold Mabern Website Harold Mabern, one of jazz’s most enduring and dazzlingly skilled pianists, was born in Memphis, a city that produced saxophonists George Coleman and Charles Lloyd, pianist Phineas Newborn Jr. and trumpeter Booker Little. He was an unsung hero of the 1960s hardbop scene, performing and recording with many of its finest artists, and only in recent years has he begun to garner appreciation for his long-running legacy in jazz and the understated power of his talent; as critic Gary Giddins has written, “With the wind...

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Hank Mobley

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Hank Mobley

– Hank Mobley Website Mobley began playing tenor saxophone as a New Jersey teenager and gained experience in the bands of Max Roach and Dizzy Gillespie and was a founding member of the original Jazz Messengers. Mobley helped inaugurate the hard bop movement: jazz that balanced sophistication and soulfulness, complexity and earthy swing, and whose loose structure allowed for extended improvisations. Mobley’s solo lines were full of intricate rhythmic patterns that were delivered with spot-on precision, and he was no slouch harmonically...

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Harold Land

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Harold Land

– Harold Land Website Harold Land was an original voice in the crowded field of bop-inspired tenor saxophonists. He chose to spend most of his career in Los Angeles, where his sharp, hard-edged sound went against the perceived norm of the so-called cool sound associated with the west coast. He will be remembered particularly for his two year spell with the great band co-led by Clifford Brown and Max Roach, one of the seminal jazz groups of the mid-1950s, and his own classic albums, In The Land of Jazz and The Fox. Trumpeter Clifford...

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