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Frank Wright - 90% match to Fred Anderson

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

Roscoe Mitchell - 53% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Classical Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 August 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA. As a child Mitchell enjoyed listening to Nat ‘King’ Cole, Lester Young and Charlie Parker. He studied clarinet and baritone saxophone in high school, taking up alto saxophone in his senior year and continuing with it while in the army. He went to Europe with an army band, where he heard Albert Ayler, who was also playing in a Read more

Muhal Richard Abrams - 48% 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

Burton Greene - 47% 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

Sunny Murray - 38% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Marcellus Arthur Murray, 21 September 1937, Idabel, Oklahoma, USA. Murray is probably the most influential and certainly the most controversial drummer to emerge from the 60s new wave. He began to teach himself drums at the age of nine, subsequently flirting briefly with trumpet and trombone. In 1956 he moved to New York and worked with figures as diverse as Henry  Read more


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