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Eberhard Weber - 100% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 January 1940, Stuttgart, Germany. Weber’s father taught him the cello from the age of six and he only turned to the bass in 1956. He liked the sound of Bill Haley’s records, saw an old stand-up bass hanging on the wall in the school gym and tried it out. He played jazz in his spare time from making television commercials and working as a theatre director and onl Read more

Barre Phillips - 80% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz
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27 October 1934, San Francisco, California, USA. At the age of three Phillips was already giving solo song recitals. He studied romance languages at Berkeley and then moved to New York where he received double bass lessons from Frederick Zimmerman in the early 60s. In March and April 1963 he played with Eric Dolphy at Carnegie Hall, part of Gunther Schuller’s Twentieth- Read more

Terje Rypdal - 73% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1947, Oslo, Norway. The son of a nationally famous conductor, Rypdal had piano lessons as a child, but taught himself the electric guitar. Studying composition at Oslo University, he also studied George Russell’s theories of improvisation with Russell himself, and then played in his big band and sextet. In the late 60, Rypdal began to collaborate with Jan Garb Read more

Arild Andersen - 69% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 October 1945, Lilleström, Norway. Andersen’s career as a jazz bass player began under the tutelage of Karel Netolicka and the influential American jazz composer and theorist George Russell, who was then resident in Sweden. From 1966-73 Andersen toured throughout Scandinavia, working with Russell’s orchestra and sextet, Jan Garbarek’s trio and quartet, Read more

Ralph Towner - 64% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Abercrombie - 58% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 December 1944, Portchester, New York, USA. After studying at Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Abercrombie spent four years playing guitar in Johnny ‘Hammond’ Smith’s group. Touring with an established band offered him the kind of practical study that was ideal after Berklee’s academic hothouse of the late 60s. Moving back to New York in 1969, his a Read more

Oregon - 57% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This inventive and influential progressive jazz chamber group was formed in 1970 from the nucleus of the Paul Winter Consort, an aggregation led by Paul Winter. Oregon originally comprised Ralph Towner (1 March 1940, Chehalis, Washington, USA; guitar, keyboards), Collin Walcott (b. 24 April 1945, New York City, USA, d. 8 November 1984, Magdeburg, Germany; percussion, sitar, Read more

John Surman - 56% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Douglas Surman, 30 August 1944, Tavistock, Devon, England. Surman is a remarkable player on soprano and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet, bamboo flutes and sometimes tenor saxophone and synthesizers. He was a member of the Jazz Workshop at Plymouth Arts Centre with Mike Westbrook while still at school, and relocated to London with Westbrook’s band in 1962. He stu Read more

Charles Lloyd - 51% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 March 1938, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Lloyd was self-taught on tenor saxophone, which he played in his high school band. He gained a Masters Degree at the University of Southern California and became a music teacher at Dorsey High in Los Angeles. In October 1960, he joined the Chico Hamilton Quintet, where he played flute, alto and clarinet as well as tenor, and soon beca Read more

Enrico Rava - 47% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 August 1939, Trieste, Italy. Rava’s mother was a classical pianist, but he began on trombone in bands playing New Orleans jazz and then graduated to trumpet. He studied with Carmine Caruso in New York and joined Gato Barbieri’s quintet in 1964. Between 1965 and 1968 he toured with Steve Lacy, then left to join trombonist Roswell Rudd, with whom he worked until 1 Read more

Dave Holland - 46% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz
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John McLaughlin - 44% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gary Peacock - 42% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz
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Jon Hassell - 39% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
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1937, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Hassell acquired several university degrees including a PhD in musicology, before travelling to Cologne, Germany in 1965 to study with Karlheinz Stockhausen. While in Cologne he met and played with Irmin Schmidt and Holgar Czukay, who later went on to form Can. The trumpeter and keyboard player returned to the USA in 1967 and began to play with Read more

Kenny Wheeler - 39% match to Miroslav Vitous

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler, 14 January 1930, Toronto, Canada. Sometimes known as Weeny Keller, this outstanding jazz composer, trumpet, cornet and flügelhorn player is one of the shyest and most self-effacing artists imaginable. Buddy Rich once said ‘show me a humble man and I’ll show you a nonentity’ which must make Wheeler the world’s most respec Read more


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