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Colin Stetson - 75% match to Moondog

Genres: Classical Eclectic Jazz
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Terry Riley - 75% match to Moondog

Genres: Classical Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 June 1935, Colfax, California, USA. A former ragtime pianist on San Francisco’s Barbary Coast, Riley forged an exceptional, avant garde minimalist style which pioneered the use of tape loops and a delay/feedback system. Having studied with fellow radical La Monte Young, he completed his revolutionary piece, ‘In C’, in 1964. Here, Riley’s piano part, th Read more

Sun Ra - 72% match to Moondog

Genres: Documentaries Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Herman Sonny Blount, 22 May 1914, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, d. 30 May 1993, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. One of the most extraordinary figures in twentieth-century music who deserves much greater attention, Sun Ra claimed to have arrived here from the planet Saturn on a date that cannot be revealed because of its astrological significance! More down-to-earth researchers have su Read more

E. Satie - 70% match to Moondog

Genres: Classical
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John Cage - 70% match to Moondog

Genres: Classical Classical Electronic & Ambient Instrumental Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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5 September 1912, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 12 August 1992, New York City, New York, USA. Renowned as an avant garde classical composer and experimental musician, Cage was also a poet, teacher, writer, commercial artist and lecturer. After studying with Arnold Schoenberg and Adolph Weiss in the 30s, he moved on to his own compositions, heavily influenced by the work o Read more

Raymond Scott - 69% match to Moondog

Genres: Comedy Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harry Warnow, 10 September 1908, Brooklyn, New York, USA, d. 8 February 1994, North Hills, California, USA. After extensive studies, Scott became popular on radio as pianist, composer and leader of a small band. Playing mostly dance music and popular songs of the day, plus a smattering of novelty numbers, many of which were his own compositions, his radio exposure had made h Read more

Captain Beefheart - 61% match to Moondog

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - 61% match to Moondog

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Sun City Girls - 60% match to Moondog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, this wildly eclectic and disorientating underground trio evolved from a local band named Paris 1984 (who also featured Maureen Tucker of the Velvet Underground). Sun City Girls was officially formed in 1982 by brothers Alan Bishop and Richard Bishop and percussionist Charles Gocher (1953, USA, d. 19 February 2007, Seattle, USA). Their Read more

Alice Coltrane - 58% match to Moondog

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alice McLeod, 27 August 1937, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 12 January 2007, Los Angeles, California, USA. Alice McLeod came from a musical family (bass player Ernie Farrow was her brother), and studied piano in Detroit, where she worked in a trio and with vibes player Terry Pollard, before going to Europe and coming under the influence of Bud Powell’s playing. She worked Read more

John Zorn - 57% match to Moondog

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1953, New York City, New York, USA. Zorn trained in classical composition, initial inspirations being the American composer-inventors Charles Ives, John Cage and Harry Partch. He developed an interest in jazz when he attended a concert given by trumpeter Jacques Coursil, who was teaching him French at the time. His later jazz idols have included Anthony Braxton, Read more

The Residents - 52% match to Moondog

Genres: Documentaries Electronic & Ambient Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Despite a recording career spanning four decades, the Residents have successfully - and deliberately - achieved an air of wilful obscurity. Mindful of the cult of personality, they studiously retain an anonymity and refuse to name personnel, thus ensuring total artistic freedom. The most common disguise worn by the members for their multi-media stage show is a giant eyeball mas Read more

Charles Mingus - 50% match to Moondog

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Laurie Anderson - 50% match to Moondog

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Laura Phillips Anderson, 5 June 1950, Chicago, Illinois, USA. A product of New York’s avant garde art scene, Laurie Anderson eschewed her initial work as a sculptor in favour of performing. The Life And Times Of Josef Stalin, premiered at Brooklyn’s Academy of Music in 1973, was a 12-hour epic containing many of the audio-visual elements the artist brought to her s Read more

Eric Dolphy - 49% match to Moondog

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


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