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Meredith Monk - 100% match to Moondog

Genres: Classical Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 November 1943, Lima, Peru. In 1964, Monk graduated in performing arts from Sarah Lawrence College where she had been encouraged to mix the arts in a variety of projects. She saw herself as an ‘orchestrator of music and image and movement’, someone making ‘live movies’. She first appeared in New York at Washington Square Gallery and was one of a group o Read more

Sun Ra - 99% match to Moondog

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Terry Riley - 98% 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

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Harry Partch - 84% match to Moondog

Genres: Classical Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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24 June 1901, Oakland, California, USA, d. 3 September 1974, San Diego, California, USA. This composer’s work was called ‘the most original and powerful contribution to dramatic music on this continent’. He began composing when he was 14, and 15 years later burnt all that he had written, rejecting the conventional, ‘restricting’, 12-note scale, for h Read more

Alice Coltrane - 67% match to Moondog

Genres: Jazz
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

Faust - 65% match to Moondog

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
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John Cage - 65% match to Moondog

Genres: 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 - 65% 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

Arthur Russell - 62% match to Moondog

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Arthur Russell, 1951, Oskaloosa, Iowa, USA, d. 4 April 1992, New York City, New York, USA. Although he was a classically trained cellist, Russell is best remembered as one of the true pioneers of disco and for his involvement with the Manhattan-based club scene in the late 70s. After completing his high school education, Russell headed straight to San Francisco in th Read more

Don Cherry - 61% match to Moondog

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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

John Fahey - 59% match to Moondog

Genres: Blues Folk Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Aloysius Fahey, 28 February 1939, Takoma Park, Maryland, USA, d. 22 February 2001, Salem, Oregon, USA. Fahey learned to play country-style guitar in the footsteps of Hank Williams and Eddy Arnold at the age of 14, inspired by the recordings of Blind Willie Johnson, and other blues greats. He toured during his teens with Henry Vestine (later of Canned Heat), and studied Read more

The Residents - 58% match to Moondog

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Music Videos & Concerts 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

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - 56% match to Moondog

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded in 1968 by trumpeter Lester Bowie (11 October 1941, Frederick, Maryland, USA, d. 9 November 1999, New York, USA), saxophonists Roscoe Mitchell (b. 3 August 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA) and Joseph Jarman (b. 14 September 1937, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA) and bass player Malachi Favors (b. 22 August 1927, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 30 January 2004, Chicago, Illinois, U Read more

Sun City Girls - 54% 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

Can - 53% match to Moondog

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Cologne, Germany and originally known as Inner Space, this innovative and influential experimental unit was founded by two students of modern classical music, Irmin Schmidt (29 May 1937, Berlin, Germany; keyboards) and Holger Czukay (b. 24 March 1938, Danzig, Germany; bass). They embraced certain elements of rock ‘n’ roll with the addition of Michael Karo Read more


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