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Steve Hobbs - 42% match to Sonny Fortune

Genres: Jazz
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Cecil McBee - 26% match to Sonny Fortune

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 May 1935, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. A full-toned bass player who creates rich, singing phrases in a wide range of contemporary jazz contexts, McBee studied clarinet at school, but switched to bass at the age of 17, playing in local nightclubs. He gained a degree in music from Ohio Central State University, then spent two years in the army, conducting the band at Fort Knox. Mo Read more

Carlos Garnett - 20% match to Sonny Fortune

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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1 December 1938, Red Tank, Canal Zone, Panama. Garnett began teaching himself to play the tenor saxophone in his mid-teens, playing with musicians who were in the US military and were stationed nearby. In the early 60s, Garnett moved to New York City where he mostly played in rock bands although the modern jazz influence of John Coltrane was never very far away. In the late Read more

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Joel Frahm - 18% match to Sonny Fortune

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1970, Racine, Wisconsin, USA. As a child Frahm studied piano and also played bassoon but while in eighth grade at the Stephen Bull Fine Arts School where he had tuition from music teacher Gary Mollenkopf, he began playing tenor saxophone. In 1985 he moved with his family to West Hartford, Connecticut, where, as a student at William H. Hall High School, he came under the wing Read more

Cecil Payne - 17% match to Sonny Fortune

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cecil McKenzie Payne, 14 December 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 27 November 2007, Camden, New Jersey, USA. After first learning guitar, alto saxophone and clarinet, Payne took up the baritone saxophone. In 1946, a year in which he played and recorded with J.J. Johnson and Roy Eldridge, he joined Dizzy Gillespie’s big band for a three-year stint. Leaving Gillesp Read more

Hal Galper - 12% match to Sonny Fortune

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Galper, 18 April 1938, Salem, Massachusetts, USA. Galper was taught classical piano as a boy but turned to jazz and studied at the Berklee College Of Music between 1955 and 1958. He was taught privately by Jaki Byard and Herb Pomeroy. He moved to Boston in 1959 and played with Herb Pomeroy’s big band. Then he worked with Sam Rivers, Tony Williams, Chet Baker, St Read more


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