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Rusty Bryant - 100% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Jazz
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Melvin Sparks - 71% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 March 1946, Houston, Texas, USA. A leading session player and occasional recording artist, this New York-based guitarist was one of the leading figures in the soul jazz boom of the late 60s and early 70s. Sparks, whose mother ran a live music venue in Houston, grew up surrounded by the sound of jazz and blues. At the age of 13 he jammed with B.B. King, and while still in Read more

Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers - 39% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Latin R&B / Soul World Music
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Pee Wee Ellis - 25% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Blues Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Alfred Ellis, 1941, Florida, USA. Raised in Texas, and later in Rochester, New York, Ellis developed an early interest in music and had his first professional engagement in 1954 while still attending junior high school. He continued to perform while at school, playing mainly tenor saxophone but also developing on alto and as a keyboard player. Among his fellow students were Read more

Jimmy McGriff - 24% match to Charles Kynard

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

Larry Willis - 24% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lawrence Elliott Willis, 20 December 1942, New York City, New York, USA. Although destined to become a pianist of note, Willis also studied singing. His studies took him to the High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. In the early 60s he began a decade long round of playing under leaders such as Jackie McLean, Hugh Masekela, Kai Winding and Stan Getz. Read more

Brother Jack McDuff - 23% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Grassella Oliphant - 22% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s
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Lonnie Smith - 22% match to Charles Kynard

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

The Nite Liters - 22% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Les McCann - 20% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Jazz 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

Reuben Wilson - 20% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Funk Jazz
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Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - 19% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Funk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - 19% match to Charles Kynard

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally conceived as an instrumental group, Bernard Blackman (guitar), Raymond Jackson (trombone), John Rayford (1943; tenor saxophone), Melvin Dunlap (bass) and James Gadson (drums), were still known by their former name, the Soul Runners, when a 1967 release, ‘Grits ’N Corn Bread’, reached the US R&B Top 40. Having changed their name in deference to t Read more


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