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Moondog - 90% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Children's Music Eclectic Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Louis Thomas Hardin, 26 May 1916, Marysville, Kansas, USA, d. 8 September 1999, Münster, Germany. This idiosyncratic composer lost his sight at the age of 16 following an accident with a dynamite cap. He was introduced to classical music at the Iowa School for the Blind, studying violin, viola and piano. Hardin moved to New York in 1943, attending rehearsals of the New Read more

Joe Meek - 81% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Robert George Meek, 5 April 1929, Newent, Gloucestershire, England, d. 3 February 1967, London, England. Britain’s premier independent record producer of the early 60s, Meek was equally renowned for his pioneering recording techniques and eccentric personality. His career began in 1954, when he joined IBC, the leading independent recording studio of the era. Originally Read more

The Residents - 66% match to Raymond Scott

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

E. Satie - 57% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Classical
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John Cage - 57% match to Raymond Scott

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

John Zorn - 54% match to Raymond Scott

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

Wendy Carlos - 54% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Walter Carlos, 14 November 1939, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. A former physicist, Carlos entered music by composing commercials and, having befriended electronics expert Robert Moog, later took up the latter’s pivotal 60s invention, the Moog synthesizer. He recorded 1968’s Switched-On Bach with the assistance of musicologist Benjamin Folkman, and, despite the obje Read more

Henry Mancini - 50% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Enrico Mancini, 16 April 1924, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 14 June 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. Prompted by his father, a steelworker who loved music, Mancini learned to play several musical instruments while still a small child. As a teenager he developed an interest in jazz and especially music of the big bands. He wrote some arrangements and sent them to Benny Goodman Read more

Brian Eno - 47% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Documentaries Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brian Peter George St. Baptiste de la Salle Eno, 15 May 1948, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. While studying at art schools in Ipswich and Winchester, Eno fell under the influence of avant garde composers Cornelius Cardew and John Cage. Although he could not play an instrument, Eno enjoyed tinkering with multi-track tape recorders and in 1968 wrote the limited edition theoreti Read more

Laurie Anderson - 47% match to Raymond Scott

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

Jon Hassell - 46% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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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

Jonny Greenwood - 46% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
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Captain Beefheart - 43% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - 43% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Sun Ra - 42% match to Raymond Scott

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


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