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Jackie McLean - 71% match to Larry Young

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Lenwood McLean, 17 May 1932, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 March 2006, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (some sources cite 1931 as his year of birth). Coming as he did from a musical background (McLean’s father played guitar with the Tiny Bradshaw band), Jackie was encouraged by family friends who included Bud Powell. It was through Powell that alto saxophonist McL Read more

Sam Rivers - 63% match to Larry Young

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 September 1930, El Reno, Oklahoma, USA. Alto, soprano and tenor saxophone, flute and piano player and composer. After extensive studies, Rivers began playing in and around Boston, Massachusetts, in the late 40s. (His first professional engagement had been with Jimmy Witherspoon during his military service.) During the next few years he played mostly in the Boston area wit Read more

Wayne Shorter - 59% match to Larry Young

Genres: Jazz Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 August 1933, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Shorter first played clarinet, taking up the tenor saxophone during his late teens. He studied music at New York University during the mid-50s before serving in the US army for two years. During his student days he had played with various bands, including that led by Horace Silver, and on his discharge encountered John Coltrane, with Read more

Cecil Taylor - 53% match to Larry Young

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 March 1929, New York City, New York, USA. A towering figure in post-war avant garde jazz, Taylor has been hailed as the greatest piano virtuoso of the twentieth century because of the phenomenal power, speed and intensity of his playing. ‘We in black music think of the piano as a percussive instrument, ’ he told writer John Litweiler, ‘we beat the keyboard, Read more

Eric Dolphy - 53% match to Larry Young

Genres: Jazz Jazz
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

Freddie Hubbard - 49% match to Larry Young

Genres: Funk Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frederick Dewayne Hubbard, 7 April 1938, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Hubbard began playing trumpet as a child, and in his teens worked locally with Wes Montgomery and Monk Montgomery. When he was 20 he moved to New York, immediately falling in with the best of contemporary jazzmen. Amongst the musicians with whom he worked in the late 50s were Eric Dolphy (his room-mate for Read more

Archie Shepp - 48% match to Larry Young

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 May 1937, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Shepp was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While studying dramatic literature at college he began playing on various instruments including the alto saxophone. His first professional engagement was on clarinet and he later played tenor saxophone with R&B bands. Settling in New York he tried to find work as an actor but was Read more

Jimmy Smith - 46% match to Larry Young

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Oscar Smith, 8 December 1925 (1928 is also cited by some sources), Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 8 February 2005, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. The sound of the Hammond Organ in jazz was popularized by Smith, often using the prefix ‘the incredible’ or ‘the amazing’. He became the most famous jazz organist of all times and possibly the most influenti Read more

Albert Ayler - 45% match to Larry Young

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

Big John Patton - 43% match to Larry Young

Genres: Jazz
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12 July 1935, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 19 March 2002, Montclair, New Jersey, USA. Unusually for a Hammond organ master, Patton was not born in Philadelphia. His mother played piano in church, and Patton took the instrument up in 1948. He played in the Lloyd Price band from 1954-59, quitting just as Price topped his 1952 hit ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’ with a string o Read more

Brother Jack McDuff - 43% match to Larry Young

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ornette Coleman - 43% match to Larry Young

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

Reuben Wilson - 40% match to Larry Young

Genres: Funk Jazz
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Don Cherry - 39% match to Larry Young

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 November 1936, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, d. 19 October 1995, Alhaurín El Grande, Málaga, Spain. Cherry began playing trumpet while still attending high school in Los Angeles, where he was raised. He also played piano and some of his first public performances were on this instrument when he worked in R&B bands. An early musical associate was Billy Hig Read more

Max Roach - 39% match to Larry Young

Genres: Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maxwell Lenard Roach, 10 January 1924, New Land, North Carolina, USA, d. 16 August 2007, New York City, New Yok, USA. One of the most technically gifted musicians in the history of jazz, Roach was a major figure in the development of the music and his consistently high standard of performance never faltered.Learning to play drums in his pre-teenage ye Read more


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