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Gato Barbieri - 93% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leandro J. Barbieri, 28 November 1934, Rosario, Argentina. After studying clarinet while still a child, Barbieri took up alto saxophone when his family moved to Buenos Aires. He joined Lalo Schifrin’s band and, despite the early influence of Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, soon switched to tenor. He formed his own quartet, often supporting visiting American jazzmen, an Read more

Charles Lloyd - 85% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 March 1938, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Lloyd was self-taught on tenor saxophone, which he played in his high school band. He gained a Masters Degree at the University of Southern California and became a music teacher at Dorsey High in Los Angeles. In October 1960, he joined the Chico Hamilton Quintet, where he played flute, alto and clarinet as well as tenor, and soon beca Read more

Ralph Towner - 74% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eberhard Weber - 73% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 January 1940, Stuttgart, Germany. Weber’s father taught him the cello from the age of six and he only turned to the bass in 1956. He liked the sound of Bill Haley’s records, saw an old stand-up bass hanging on the wall in the school gym and tried it out. He played jazz in his spare time from making television commercials and working as a theatre director and onl Read more

Terje Rypdal - 71% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1947, Oslo, Norway. The son of a nationally famous conductor, Rypdal had piano lessons as a child, but taught himself the electric guitar. Studying composition at Oslo University, he also studied George Russell’s theories of improvisation with Russell himself, and then played in his big band and sextet. In the late 60, Rypdal began to collaborate with Jan Garb Read more

John Abercrombie - 55% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 December 1944, Portchester, New York, USA. After studying at Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Abercrombie spent four years playing guitar in Johnny ‘Hammond’ Smith’s group. Touring with an established band offered him the kind of practical study that was ideal after Berklee’s academic hothouse of the late 60s. Moving back to New York in 1969, his a Read more

Steps Ahead - 52% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1979 under the name Steps, this group was seen by founder and vibes player Mike Mainieri (24 July 1938, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) as a way of bringing together some of the virtuoso musicians working in the New York studio scene. Originally comprising Michael Brecker (b. 29 March 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 13 January 2007, New York City Read more

Charlie Haden - 47% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Folk Jazz Latin Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Edward Haden, 6 August 1937, Shenandoah, Iowa, USA. Haden began his musical career when still a child, broadcasting daily on local country music radio. After formal music study he moved to Los Angeles, playing bass with Hampton Hawes, Art Pepper, Red Norvo and Paul Bley. While with Bley’s trio he met Ornette Coleman and began rehearsing with him in 1958. By the Read more

Kenny Drew - 46% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 August 1928, New York City, New York, USA, d. 4 August 1993, Copenhagen, Denmark. A child prodigy, Drew studied piano and music, making his first records in 1949 with Howard McGhee. In the 50s, he was much in demand for recording and club sessions by mainstream and modern musicians such as Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Charlie Parker. He worked regularly with Buddy De Read more

Lee Konitz - 45% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Miroslav Vitous - 45% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 December 1947, Prague, Czechoslovakia. After studying bass at the Prague Conservatory (where he played in a trio with Jan Hammer) and then the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, Vitous had played or recorded with an astonishing list of major jazz artists by 1970, including Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Chick Corea and Wayne Shorter. A founder member of the Read more

George Russell - 42% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Steve Kuhn - 42% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ron Carter - 41% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ronald Levin Carter, 4 May 1937, Ferndale, Michigan, USA. As a child Carter played cello, hoping for a career in classical music. Adept on several instruments, including violin, clarinet and trombone, he eventually settled on bass. He also opted for a career in jazz when he became aware of the difficulties confronting any black youth with musical ambitions centred upon the c Read more

Zoot Sims - 41% match to Charlie Mariano

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Haley Sims, 29 October 1925, Inglewood, California, USA, d. 23 March 1985, New York City, New York, USA. Sims played clarinet in grade school but took up the tenor saxophone to work with singer Kenny Baker in 1941. He played with Bobby Sherwood from 1942-43, Sonny Durham in 1943 and the Benny Goodman big band in 1944. His recording debut was with Joe Bushkin’s smal Read more


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