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Alan Broadbent - 66% match to Al Haig

Genres: Jazz
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23 April 1947, Auckland, New Zealand. After studying piano and musical theory in his homeland, in the mid-60s Broadbent moved to the USA to study at the Berklee College Of Music. After studying with Lennie Tristano he began arranging for Woody Herman, his work appearing on the 1973 album, Giant Steps. In the 70s, Broadbent composed music in the classical form while simultane Read more

Joanne Brackeen - 59% match to Al Haig

Genres: Jazz
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Joanne Grogan, 26 July 1938, Ventura, California, USA. Brackeen was self-taught; academic tuition did not suit her, and she left the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music after three days. Despite this, her piano playing became much in demand among the most exacting jazz leaders on the west coast: Harold Land, Teddy Edwards and Charles Lloyd. Unimpeded by marriage (to saxophonis Read more

Dave McKenna - 52% match to Al Haig

Genres: Jazz Vocals Holiday & Seasonal
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30 May 1930, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA. By his late teens, McKenna was active in and around Boston, playing piano with Boots Mussulli’s band. In 1949, he joined Charlie Ventura, then worked with Woody Herman until drafted during the Korean War. From 1953 until well into the 60s he was mostly engaged in small group work, playing with Ventura again and with several ma Read more

Jessica Williams - 46% match to Al Haig

Genres: Jazz
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Jimmy Rowles - 46% match to Al Haig

Genres: Jazz
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James George Hunter, 19 August 1918, Spokane, Washington, USA, d. 28 May 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA. A self-taught pianist, Rowles first attracted wide attention in Southern California in the early 40s as a member of small groups led by Slim Gaillard, Lester Young and others. It was at this time that he struck up a friendship with Ben Webster that was to last for man Read more

Bennie Green - 41% match to Al Haig

Genres: Jazz
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16 April 1923, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 23 March 1977, San Diego, California, USA. After playing locally for a while during his teenage years, trombonist Green joined the bebop-orientated Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines band in 1942. He continued to be associated with Hines until the early 50s, his spells with the band being interrupted by military service and periods working Read more

Lou Levy - 41% match to Al Haig

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Louis A. Levy, 5 March 1928, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 23 January 2001, Dana Point, California, USA. Among Levy’s early piano jobs were stints in the late 40s with the big bands of Georgie Auld and Woody Herman. He also accompanied Sarah Vaughan in 1947, the first of many singers with whom he worked over the years. Others included Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Nan Read more

Jaki Byard - 36% match to Al Haig

Genres: Jazz
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John Byard, 15 June 1922, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, d. 11 February 1999, New York City, New York, USA. A gifted multi-instrumentalist, Byard learned trumpet and piano as a child and later took up guitar, drums, trombone and tenor saxophone. In 1949 he played piano in Earl Bostic’s R&B band, and followed that with a spell as a solo pianist and then joined Herb P Read more

Marty Paich - 27% match to Al Haig

Genres: Jazz Sci-Fi / Fantasy Pop / Rock
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Marty Louis Paich, 23 January 1925, Oakland, California, USA, d. 12 August 1995, Hidden Hills, California, USA. While still undergoing a long and thorough academic training, Paich began writing arrangements. After military service, during which he was able to continue his musical career, he returned to his studies and by the end of the 40s had gained numerous qualifications. Read more

Wardell Gray - 26% match to Al Haig

Genres: Jazz
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13 February 1921, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, d. 25 May 1955, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Growing up in Detroit, Gray first played clarinet before switching to tenor saxophone and joining the Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines band in 1943. After two years he relocated to the west coast, where he became prominent among local beboppers, notably Dexter Gordon, with whom he played at C Read more

Cecil Payne - 25% match to Al Haig

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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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

Denny Zeitlin - 25% match to Al Haig

Genres: Jazz Sci-Fi / Fantasy Horror
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Dennis Jay Zeitlin, 10 April 1938, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Zeitlin had a classical music training before studying medicine at Johns Hopkins University and then Columbia. In 1963 he successfully auditioned for the record producer John Hammond Jnr. but then moved to San Francisco where he studied psychiatry and played the piano. In 1965 he was involved in a trio with bass play Read more

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