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Reuben Wilson - 100% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Funk Jazz
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Lonnie Smith - 99% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1942, Buffalo, New York, USA. Raised amid a musical family, Smith taught himself to play several instruments, including trumpet and tuba, before deciding to concentrate on the piano and, eventually, other keyboard instruments. In time, he settled on organ, becoming a successful practitioner on the Hammond B3. In the 50s, his first professional engagement was as singer Read more

Richard "Groove" Holmes - 92% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Arnold Holmes, 2 May 1931, Camden, New Jersey, USA, d. 29 June 1991, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. A self-taught organist, early in his career Holmes worked along the east coast. A 1961 recording session with Les McCann and Ben Webster resulted in widespread interest in his work. He toured and recorded throughout the 60s, achieving widespread acceptance among mainstream Read more

Jimmy McGriff - 77% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Herrell, 3 April 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Encouraged by a musical home environment (both his parents were pianists), by the time he left school, McGriff played not only piano but bass, vibes, drums and saxophone. He played with Archie Shepp, Reggie Workman, Charles Earland and Donald Bailey in his youth, but after two years as an military policeman in the Read more

Shirley Scott - 66% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 March 1934, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 10 March 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Although she had studied both piano and trumpet as a child, Scott’s breakthrough occurred when she switched to organ in the mid-50s. Mostly working in small groups with a saxophone leader and a drummer, she became very popular. Her musical associates included outstanding j Read more

Joey DeFrancesco - 59% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 April 1971, Springfield, Pennsylvania, USA. Encouraged by his father, John, a multi-instrumentalist, DeFrancesco took up music as a small child. Taking an influence from his organ-playing father ‘Papa’ John, the younger DeFrancesco started playing and listening to Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff from an early age. He attracted considerable local attention even be Read more

Eddie Henderson - 58% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Jackson Henderson, 26 October 1940, New York City, New York, USA. Henderson learned the trumpet at school and studied music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (1954-57). There followed three years in the Air Force. He was already playing enough music to be encouraged by Miles Davis to develop his jazz. He returned to academic study, graduating in zoology (1964 Read more

Charles Kynard - 57% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Jazz
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Eddie Harris - 56% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 October 1936, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 5 November 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA. Harris’ apprenticeship was served with Gene Ammons before army service took to him to Europe. He had a surprise hit in 1961 with an arrangement of Ernest Gold’s Exodus theme, and followed with three further hit records (in the USA) over the next decade, the most notable being Read more

Les McCann - 55% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leslie Coleman McCann, 23 September 1935, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. ‘There is no end to the possibilities (and fun) in music. So, why don’t we get on in there and get it?’ McCann’s comment highlights two distinctive elements of his music: an interest in innovation, particularly in new technology, and a preference for the dance-based rhythms of jazz, gospe Read more

Candido - 48% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Disco Jazz Latin R&B / Soul World Music
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Candido Camero de Guerra, 22 April 1921, Havana, Cuba. Turning to percussion in his early teenage years, after a brief flirtation with bass and guitar, Candido became an important member of the Cuban musical hierarchy. Despite his popularity in Cuba, in 1952 he was tempted to the USA by Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he played and later recorded. During the mid-50s, he played wi Read more

Duke Pearson - 46% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Columbus Calvin Pearson Jnr., 17 August 1932, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, d. 4 August 1980, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. After studying piano and trumpet, Pearson opted for the former and played professionally in various parts of the USA before settling in New York at the end of the 50s. Working as both performer and composer, he associated with several leading musicians, including Don Read more

Clifford Brown - 45% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 October 1930, Wilmington, Delaware, USA, d. 26 June 1956, Pennsylvania, USA. As a young high school student Brown began playing trumpet and within a very short time was active in college and other youth bands. By his late teens he had attracted the favourable attention of leading jazzmen, including fellow trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Fats Navarro. At the en Read more

Lou Donaldson - 44% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 November 1926, Badin, North Carolina, USA. Donaldson started on clarinet but, while playing in a band in the US Navy alongside Willie Smith and Clark Terry, he switched to alto saxophone. In the early 50s he was in New York, playing with Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Blue Mitchell, Art Blakey and other leading jazzmen. In 1954 he and Clifford Brown joined Blakey’s J Read more

Blue Mitchell - 43% match to Charles Earland

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Allen Mitchell, 13 March 1930, Miami, Florida, USA, d. 21 May 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA. Mitchell’s early professional career found him playing trumpet in a number of R&B bands, including that led in the mid-50s by Earl Bostic. Later in the decade he worked briefly with Cannonball Adderley in New York, and then joined Horace Silver’s band, an e Read more


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