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Albert Ayler - 31% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1936, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 25 November 1970, New York City, New York, USA. In common with many of the radical figures of the 60s avant garde, tenor and alto saxophonist Ayler paid his dues in R&B bands. He started his musical education on alto, and played in the church attended by his family. At the age of 10 he began studying at the local academy of music, c Read more

Moondog - 29% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Children's Music Eclectic Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Louis Thomas Hardin, 26 May 1916, Marysville, Kansas, USA, d. 8 September 1999, Münster, Germany. This idiosyncratic composer lost his sight at the age of 16 following an accident with a dynamite cap. He was introduced to classical music at the Iowa School for the Blind, studying violin, viola and piano. Hardin moved to New York in 1943, attending rehearsals of the New Read more

Oren Ambarchi - 27% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Eclectic Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1969, Sydney, Australia. Ambarchi is an electronic guitarist and percussionist who creates music that rejects conventional instrumental approaches. It is perhaps telling that Ambarchi is the co-organiser of an Australian experimental music festival, What Is Music? He also teaches improvisation at the University of Western Sydney. Ambarchi initially played drums in a group na Read more

Ornette Coleman - 27% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1930, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The evolution of any art form is a complex process and it is always an over-simplification to attribute a development to a single person. If there is anyone apart from Louis Armstrong for whom that claim could be made, however, Ornette Coleman would be a tenable candidate. Charlie Parker and John Coltrane were great forces for progress, Read more

Arthur Russell - 26% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Disco Folk Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Arthur Russell, 1951, Oskaloosa, Iowa, USA, d. 4 April 1992, New York City, New York, USA. Although he was a classically trained cellist, Russell is best remembered as one of the true pioneers of disco and for his involvement with the Manhattan-based club scene in the late 70s. After completing his high school education, Russell headed straight to San Francisco in th Read more

John Zorn - 26% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1953, New York City, New York, USA. Zorn trained in classical composition, initial inspirations being the American composer-inventors Charles Ives, John Cage and Harry Partch. He developed an interest in jazz when he attended a concert given by trumpeter Jacques Coursil, who was teaching him French at the time. His later jazz idols have included Anthony Braxton, Read more

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - 25% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 August 1936, Columbus, Ohio, USA, d. 5 December 1977, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Originally named ‘Ronald’, Kirk changed it to ‘Roland’ and added ‘Rahsaan’ after a dream visitation by spirits who ‘told him to’. Blinded soon after his birth, Kirk became one of the most prodigious multi-instrumentalists to work in jazz, with a career t Read more

Rhasaan Roland Kirk - 25% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Jazz
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Sun Ra - 24% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Documentaries Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Julianna Barwick - 23% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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Terry Riley - 22% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Classical Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 June 1935, Colfax, California, USA. A former ragtime pianist on San Francisco’s Barbary Coast, Riley forged an exceptional, avant garde minimalist style which pioneered the use of tape loops and a delay/feedback system. Having studied with fellow radical La Monte Young, he completed his revolutionary piece, ‘In C’, in 1964. Here, Riley’s piano part, th Read more

Charles Mingus - 21% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jim O'Rourke - 20% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 January 1969, Chicago, Illinois, USA. As a guitarist, composer and producer he is a leading figure on the American avant garde scene. O’Rourke has been exploring the boundaries of the jazz, rock, ambient and classical fields since the late 80s, and his prolific work rate as solo artist, collaborator, producer and engineer is only hinted at in his discography. A preco Read more

Scott Walker - 20% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Noel Scott Engel, 9 January 1943, Hamilton, Ohio, USA. After relocating to New York during childhood, this precocious talent initially pursued a career as an actor, and also briefly recorded in 1957 under the name Scotty Engel. Moving to Hollywood, he worked on sessions with arranger Jack Nitzsche before joining the Routers in 1961 as a bass player. He next teamed up with si Read more

Eric Dolphy - 19% match to Colin Stetson

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 June 1928, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 29 June 1964, Berlin, Germany. A fluent performer on several reed instruments, Dolphy began to play clarinet while still at school. On the west coast of America in the second half of the 40s he worked with Roy Porter’s band, before spending a couple of years in the US army. After his discharge, he played with several leadin Read more


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