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Sonny Simmons - 100% match to Fred Anderson

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

Joseph Jarman - 98% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 September 1937, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA. When he was a child Jarman’s family moved to Chicago, where he studied drums at high school. While in the army he played saxophone and clarinet; after demobilisation he travelled until settling back in Chicago in 1961. He joined the AACM in 1965, leading various groups and playing in Richard Muhal Abrams’ The Experiment Read more

Frank Lowe - 84% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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24 June 1943, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 19 September 2003, New York City, New York, USA. Although originally categorized as a ‘new thing’ (the US 60s free-jazz movement) player, Lowe grew into one of the most distinctive and thoughtful of contemporary tenor saxophonists. Growing up in Memphis, one of his first jobs was at the Satellite record shop and its offshoo Read more

Burton Greene - 51% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 June 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Playing piano from early childhood, in the late 50s Greene studied classical music, at Chicago’s Fine Arts Academy, and jazz with Dick Marx. He played bebop in Chicago before spending time in California where he played some free jazz with flautist Jon Winter. Although he had begun his jazz life in a bebop world, Greene was eager to Read more

Thomas Chapin - 40% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Children's Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1957, Manchester, Connecticut, USA, d. 13 February 1998, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. After studying formally at Hartt College of Music, Hartford, Chapin played alto and soprano saxophones professionally with Jackie McLean and others before studying with Paul Jeffrey, with whom he also worked, Ted Dunbar and Kenny Barron. He gained a degree at Rutgers and then play Read more

Myra Melford - 39% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
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Misha Mengelberg - 35% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 April 1935, Kiev, Ukraine. Born of a Dutch father, Mengelberg was raised in Holland where, for 40 years, he has personified the Dutch avant garde. He characterizes himself as ‘a rotten piano player’ - if that is the case, wittier use has rarely been made of limitations. Mengelberg has consistently aligned himself with iconoclastic and provocative musicians, from Read more

Roy Campbell - 32% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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New York City, New York, USA. Trumpeter Campbell plays the cornet, flügelhorn and pocket trumpet, in addition to the recorder, wood flute and various percussion instruments. He plays in an energized post-bop style that can at times slip easily into free form. Nevertheless, Campbell rarely strays far from the lyrical aspects of music, and even at his most acidic can unex Read more

Mark Dresser - 31% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1952, Los Angeles, California, USA. Dresser started on bass at the age of 10, played in rock groups in his early teens then studied music at Indiana University for one year, leaving because ‘it was too straight for me, like a music factory’. Moving to San Diego, he studied with classical maestro Bertram Turetzky and also played at weekly jam sessions i Read more

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - 26% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble was formed in 1976 by Edward Wilkerson Jnr. (27 July 1955, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA; reeds) and Kahil El’Zabar (b. Clifton Blackburn, 11 November 1953, Chicago, Illinois, USA; percussion). Wilkerson, one of the most versatile of the new Chicago saxophonists, also leads the octet 8 Bold Souls and a big band, Shadow Vignettes. El’Zabar s Read more

Ari Brown - 22% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
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David S. Ware - 21% match to Fred Anderson

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

Ivo Perelman - 21% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1961, São Paulo, Brazil. Although largely known for his playing of the tenor saxophone, Perelman also plays piano, clarinet, cello and recorder and is a trained classical guitar player. Perelman made an immediate impression with his 1989 debut Ivo, and his subsequent work has continued to justify his critical status as one of the most important and distinct Read more

Leroy Jenkins - 20% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 March 1932, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 24 February 2007, New York City, New York, USA. Jenkins began playing violin as a small child and, although he later tried other instruments, it was as a violinist that he became known in local jazz circles. In the early 60s he taught music in Alabama and back in Chicago, which is where, in 1965, he became involved with Muhal Richard Read more

Muhal Richard Abrams - 17% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 September 1930, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Abrams began studying piano at Chicago Music College at the age of 17 and started working professionally a year later. In 1955 he formed Modern Jazz Two + 3 with tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris. After this group folded, he kept a low profile until 1961, when he organized the Experimental Band, a contrast to his earlier hard bop ventu Read more


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