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Nick Brignola - 23% match to Lucky Thompson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 July 1936, Troy, New York, USA, d. 8 February 2002, Albany, New York, USA. A largely self-taught baritone saxophonist, Brignola played professionally for some years before learning to read music. Later, he studied at Berklee College Of Music where he worked and recorded with Herb Pomeroy. In 1957 he was a member of the band voted Best College Jazz Group in DownBeat magazi Read more

Gary Smulyan - 19% match to Lucky Thompson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1956, Bethpage, New York, USA. Smulyan started out playing alto saxophone while still very young before changing to the baritone saxophone. In high school he was encouraged to look to jazz as a means of self-expression and he went on to sit in with several noted touring musicians, including Chet Baker, Lee Konitz and Jimmy Knepper. In the mid- to late 70s he studied Read more

Don Patterson - 17% match to Lucky Thompson

Genres: Jazz
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Leroy Vinnegar - 16% match to Lucky Thompson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1928, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, d. 2 August 1999, Portland, Oregon, USA. After teaching himself to play bass, Vinnegar worked in clubs in the Chicago area (including the Beehive), accompanying jazz musicians such as Charlie Parker, before moving to the west coast in 1954. He immediately made an impact on the local music scene, then in the middle of the ‘cool j Read more

Gigi Gryce - 13% match to Lucky Thompson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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28 November 1925, Pensacola, Florida, USA, d. 17 March 1983, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Alto saxophonist Gryce studied composition at Boston Conservatory and in Paris (with classicist Arthur Honegger) but then turned to jazz with spells in various bands, including that led by Tadd Dameron. In 1953 he was a member of the remarkable band with which Lionel Hampton toured Europe a Read more


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