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Teddy Charles - 53% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Theodore Charles Cohen, 13 April 1928, Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA. After studying percussion at the New York Juilliard School of Music, Charles worked in a number of late-swing era big bands, including those led by Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. From the late 40s onwards he performed with numerous small groups, some of which were still dedicated to swing, but his inte Read more

Joe Locke - 36% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph P. Locke, 18 March 1959, Palo Alto, California, USA. Although he was to become one of the most strikingly gifted jazz vibraphonists of his generation, Locke began on drums. At the start of his teenage years, he switched to the instrument on which he was to make his name, studying in Rochester, New York. He played with local bands in the north-eastern states, sometimes Read more

Bobby Hutcherson - 31% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA. After formal tuition on piano, Hutcherson switched to playing jazz vibraphone when he heard records by Milt Jackson. He worked briefly on the west coast then, in 1961, moved to New York, where he established himself as an inventive, forward-thinking musician. He played with many of the outstanding artists of the 60s, among them Read more

Jimmy Heath - 29% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Edward Heath, 25 October 1926, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The most versatile of the Heath brothers, saxophonist Jimmy joined the Howard McGhee band in 1947 with his older brother Percy Heath. Towards the end of the 40s he worked with Dizzy Gillespie, playing alto saxophone in small and big bands. Stylistically, Heath’s playing was broader and more personaliz Read more

Stefon Harris - 29% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Stefon DeLeon Harris, 23 March 1973, Albany, New York, USA. Harris started out playing piano, studying the classical form for many years at both the Eastman and the Manhattan Schools of Music. Along the way to graduation, he took an interest in jazz and also switched to the vibraphone. While still a student, he gained working experience with Max Roach, Bobby Watson, Steve Tu Read more

Victor Feldman - 27% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Gigi Gryce - 25% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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28 November 1925, Pensacola, Florida, USA, d. 17 March 1983, Pensacola, Florida, USA. Alto saxophonist Gryce studied composition at Boston Conservatory and in Paris (with classicist Arthur Honegger) but then turned to jazz with spells in various bands, including that led by Tadd Dameron. In 1953 he was a member of the remarkable band with which Lionel Hampton toured Europe a Read more

Arthur Blythe - 17% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arthur Murray Blythe, 5 July 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA. From infancy Blythe lived in San Diego, returning to Los Angeles when he was 19 years old. He had taken up alto saxophone at the age of nine, playing R&B until his mid-teens when he discovered jazz. He studied with David Jackson and ex-Jimmie Lunceford altoist Kirtland (Kirk) Bradford. In the mid-60s he was Read more

Terry Gibbs - 17% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Country & Bluegrass Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Julius Gubenko, 13 October 1924, New York City, New York, USA. After all-round study of percussion, Gibbs briefly played drums professionally before and during military service. After discharge he concentrated on vibraphone, working with leaders such as Tommy Dorsey, Chubby Jackson and Buddy Rich. At the end of the 40s he achieved international prominence thanks to a two-ye Read more

Carmell Jones - 16% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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William Carmell Jones, 19 July 1936, Kansas City, Kansas, USA, d. 7 November 1996, Kansas City, USA. After attracting favourable attention for his trumpet playing in bands in the Kansas City area, Jones moved to Los Angeles in 1961, where he joined Bud Shank for an engagement at the Drift Inn, Malibu. He recorded with this group and later worked with Gerald Wilson and the Re Read more

Chico Freeman - 16% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Earl Lavon Freeman Jnr., 17 July 1949, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Freeman started out playing trumpet but while at university switched to tenor saxophone, the instrument played by his father Von Freeman. After university, where he studied music education, he played in R&B bands, before changing direction and working with Muhal Richard Abrams and the Association for the Adva Read more

Eric Kloss - 15% match to Walt Dickerson

Genres: Jazz
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