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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 - 88% 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 Wright - 87% 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

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Revolutionary Ensemble - 86% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
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Leroy Jenkins, Sirone and Jerome Cooper. Violinist Leroy Jenkins was dispatched to New York in 1970 as a representative for Chicago’s AACM. On the east coast, the musicians, by and large, still viewed performance in the competitive terms of the ‘cutting contest’ and ‘fighting for your space’. Chicago’s music had been geared toward collective endeav Read more

Frank Lowe - 82% 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

Ken Vandermark - 72% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
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22 September 1964, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA. Starting out on his musical career in Boston, tenor saxophonist Vandermark spent time living in Canada where he attended college in Montreal, but has centred his musical life on improvised music enclaves such as New York, San Francisco and, principally, Chicago where he became identified with that city’s underground music s Read more

Alan Silva - 48% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
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Alan Treadwell Silva, 22 January 1939, Bermuda. Silva grew up in New York, studying piano and violin from the age of 10. He also took trumpet lessons from Donald Byrd for three years. He only started playing double bass at the age of 23. His acute musical ear and interest in new sounds made him ideal for some of Cecil Taylor’s most demanding music: he played on the clas 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

Milford Graves - 47% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
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20 August 1941, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a musical environment (his uncle and grandfather encouraged and coached his interest in music) Graves was playing drums at the age of three, though he had no formal teaching until he was 17. He took up congas when he was eight years old and led his own percussion ensemble and, later, workshops, while at school. He subse Read more

Dave Burrell - 43% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
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Herman Davis Burrell, 10 September 1940, Middleton, Ohio, USA. Burrell’s mother was a singer, organist and choir director. Burrell studied music (Berklee College Of Music for four years, Hawaii University for nine) and composed film scores (Crucifado), proving himself a sophisticated musical organizer in the face of criticisms that late 60s jazz freedom was merely impro Read more

Myra Melford - 38% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
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Ned Rothenberg - 38% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 September 1956, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Resident in New York City since 1978, Rothenberg plays various members of the saxophone family, together with bass clarinet and flute (both the orthodox type and the lesser known shakuhachi, an end-blown Japanese bamboo instrument). Since the mid-80s he has established a worldwide audience through his solo concerts. Additionally Read more

Sunny Murray - 37% 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

Thomas Chapin - 36% 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

Oliver Lake - 34% match to Fred Anderson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Oliver Eugene Lake, 14 September 1942, Marianna, Arkansas, USA. Lake’s family moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1943. He played in high school, but only applied himself seriously to alto saxophone at the age of 20. Lake worked in R&B and soul bands with Lester Bowie, then formed his own group with Floyd LeFlore (trumpet) and Leonard Smith (drums). In 1968, he received Read more


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