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Frank Wright - 100% match to Patty Waters

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 July 1935, Grenada, Mississippi, USA, d. 17 May 1990, Wuppertal, Germany. Wright grew up in Memphis and, later, in Cleveland alongside Albert Ayler, whose influence persuaded him to switch to tenor saxophone from double bass (on which instrument he had backed visiting blues stars such as B.B. King and Bobby Bland). He developed a ferocious, vocalized saxophone style that Read more

Sonny Simmons - 92% match to Patty Waters

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Huey Simmons, 4 August 1933, Sicily Island, Louisiana, USA. Simmons’ family moved to Oakland, California, when he was eight years old. Though he was interested in music, his parents could not afford to pay for lessons for him, and it was not until 1950 that he was able to buy his own alto saxophone. A few years later he met flautist Prince Lasha and worked with him for Read more

Steve Lacy - 82% match to Patty Waters

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Byard Lancaster - 63% match to Patty Waters

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Byard Lancaster, 6 August 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Multi-instrumentalist Lancaster (alto, tenor and soprano saxophones, flutes, clarinets, piano) was, with Sonny Sharrock, Dave Burrell and Eric Gravatt, part of a second generation of African-American ‘new jazz’ players who viewed themselves as John Coltrane’s spiritual heirs or ‘John Read more

Joe McPhee - 57% match to Patty Waters

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 November 1939, Miami, Florida, USA. This multi-instrumentalist/composer has established himself as one of the leading creative improvisers in avant garde jazz. McPhee played the trumpet in his school band and studied music theory and harmony in his Division Band while he was with the army in Germany (1964-65). His first recording was with fellow trumpeter Clifford Thornton Read more

Last Exit - 57% match to Patty Waters

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This high-power, high-intensity band came together by chance when its members happened to be playing in the same city (Zurich) in early 1986 and went on to become something of a cult institution. Comprising Peter Brötzmann, Sonny Sharrock, Bill Laswell and Ronald Shannon Jackson, their music was passionate and visceral, mixing elements of free jazz, blues, metal, hardcore, Read more

Sunny Murray - 54% match to Patty Waters

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Marcellus Arthur Murray, 21 September 1937, Idabel, Oklahoma, USA. Murray is probably the most influential and certainly the most controversial drummer to emerge from the 60s new wave. He began to teach himself drums at the age of nine, subsequently flirting briefly with trumpet and trombone. In 1956 he moved to New York and worked with figures as diverse as Henry  Read more

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - 52% match to Patty Waters

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


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