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Geri Allen - 83% match to Yosuke Yamashita

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 June 1957, Pontiac, Michigan, USA. Pianist Allen grew up in Detroit, steeped in the city’s strong bebop and black pop traditions (one early gig saw her playing with Mary Wilson and the Supremes), though Eric Dolphy, Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk were also major influences. She studied music at Washington’s Howard University and at the University of Pittsbur Read more

Mal Waldron - 83% match to Yosuke Yamashita

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Malcolm Earl Waldron, 16 August 1926, New York City, New York, USA, d. 2 December 2002, Brussels, Belgium. After studying piano and composition formally, Waldron began playing professionally with a succession of R&B bands. He also recorded with Ike Quebec and from 1954 was a regular associate of Charles Mingus. Waldron’s own mid-50s band enjoyed a measure of success Read more

Randy Weston - 79% match to Yosuke Yamashita

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Randolph Weston, 6 April 1926, New York City, New York, USA. Weston grew up in Brooklyn and in the late 40s ran a restaurant that was frequented by many of the city’s leading bebop musicians. Deciding to pursue a musical career himself, he played piano with various R&B bands (including a record session with the Clovers) and also worked with Eddie ‘Cleanhead Read more

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Junior Mance - 56% match to Yosuke Yamashita

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Julian Clifford Mance, Jnr., 10 October 1928, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Taught piano by his father, a professional jazz musician, Mance was playing professionally long before he entered his teenage years. In the late 40s, still in his teens, he joined a band led by Gene Ammons and in 1950 worked with Lester Young. After military service, he gained a residency at a Chicago jazz Read more

Don Pullen - 55% match to Yosuke Yamashita

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Don Gabriel Pullen, 25 December 1941, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, d. 22 April 1995, New York City, New York, USA. After playing piano in church, accompanying gospel singers, Pullen worked in various R&B bands before turning to jazz. In the early 60s he studied with Muhal Richard Abrams, and Giuseppi Logan, with whom he made his recording debut in 1964. Pullen also continued Read more

Wynton Kelly - 51% match to Yosuke Yamashita

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 December 1931, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 12 April 1971, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Raised in New York, Kelly first played piano professionally with various R&B bands, where his musical associates included Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis. In the early 50s, he played with Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington and Lester Young. He recorded some fine sessions for Blue Note Recor Read more

George Russell - 50% match to Yosuke Yamashita

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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