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Sonny Simmons - 94% match to Charles Gayle

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Huey Simmons, 4 August 1933, Sicily Island, Louisiana, USA. Simmons’ family moved to Oakland, California, when he was eight years old. Though he was interested in music, his parents could not afford to pay for lessons for him, and it was not until 1950 that he was able to buy his own alto saxophone. A few years later he met flautist Prince Lasha and worked with him for Read more

Steve Lacy - 78% match to Charles Gayle

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David S. Ware - 63% match to Charles Gayle

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Spencer Ware, 7 November 1949, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA. Before studying at the Berklee College Of Music in the late 60s, Ware had already begun playing several members of the saxophone family. He formed his own band, Apogee, and played in the USA and Europe with both Cecil Taylor and Andrew Cyrille, recording 1978’s Metamusicians’ Stomp with the latter. Read more

Last Exit - 60% match to Charles Gayle

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This high-power, high-intensity band came together by chance when its members happened to be playing in the same city (Zurich) in early 1986 and went on to become something of a cult institution. Comprising Peter Brötzmann, Sonny Sharrock, Bill Laswell and Ronald Shannon Jackson, their music was passionate and visceral, mixing elements of free jazz, blues, metal, hardcore, Read more

Frank Wright - 56% match to Charles Gayle

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 July 1935, Grenada, Mississippi, USA, d. 17 May 1990, Wuppertal, Germany. Wright grew up in Memphis and, later, in Cleveland alongside Albert Ayler, whose influence persuaded him to switch to tenor saxophone from double bass (on which instrument he had backed visiting blues stars such as B.B. King and Bobby Bland). He developed a ferocious, vocalized saxophone style that Read more

Joe McPhee - 55% match to Charles Gayle

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 November 1939, Miami, Florida, USA. This multi-instrumentalist/composer has established himself as one of the leading creative improvisers in avant garde jazz. McPhee played the trumpet in his school band and studied music theory and harmony in his Division Band while he was with the army in Germany (1964-65). His first recording was with fellow trumpeter Clifford Thornton Read more

Tim Berne - 52% match to Charles Gayle

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz
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