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Steve Kuhn - 100% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Horace Parlan - 90% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 January 1931, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Parlan played piano from an early age, his first professional work being in R&B bands during the early and mid-50s. In 1957 he joined Charles Mingus in New York, later playing with Lou Donaldson, Booker Ervin, Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, Johnny Griffin, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and others. In the early 70s he settled in Den Read more

Bill Charlap - 85% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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William Morrison Charlap, 15 October 1966, New York City, New York, USA. Charlap was born into a musical family: his mother, Sandy Stewart, a singer, his father, Broadway composer Mark ‘Moose’ Charlap (b. 19 December 1928), his brother Tom, a bass player; and there are familial links with Dick Hyman. He began playing piano at the age of three and later studied both Read more

Hampton Hawes - 84% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 November 1928, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 22 May 1977, Los Angeles, California, USA. Born into a musical family (his mother played piano for the church run by his Presbyterian minister father), Hawes taught himself to play piano by listening to records of 30s jazz piano giants, among them Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines and Fats Waller. He began to play professionally Read more

Junior Mance - 83% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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

Phil Woods - 80% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 November 1931, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. Woods began playing alto saxophone as a child, studied later at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and by his early 20s had already made a significant mark on jazz. Playing hard bop and acknowledging Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker but never slavishly so, Woods became a vital force in jazz in the late 50s. He led his o Read more

Red Garland - 79% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William M. Garland, 13 May 1923, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 23 April 1984, Dallas, Texas, USA. Garland turned to the piano in his late teens, having earlier studied and played reed instruments. Although initially inspired by mainstream artists, he moved into bebop in the late 40s, accompanying Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro and others while still playing regularly with musicians s Read more

Hank Jones - 77% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Television
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry Jones, 31 July 1918, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA. Eldest of three remarkable brothers in jazz (Thad Jones and Elvin Jones), Hank Jones was raised in Pontiac, Michigan and by the beginning of his teenage years played piano professionally in local bands. In 1944 he went to New York where he joined the Oran ‘ Hot Lips’ Page band. Although Jones had previously b Read more

Sonny Clark - 73% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Conrad Yeatis Clark, 21 July 1931, Herminie, near Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 13 January 1963, New York City, New York, USA. An underrated piano genius of the hard-bop era, Clark cast a glorious ray of sunshine over some of the Blue Note Records label’s most memorable sessions. Art Tatum, one of his childhood heroes, and Count Basie, whose big band radio broadcasts Read more

Wynton Kelly - 73% match to Ray Bryant

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

Kenny Barron - 72% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Barron, 9 June 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. After studying piano as a child, Barron began playing professionally when still in his early teens. Performing first in R&B bands, he began to concentrate on jazz, and in the late 50s and early 60s played briefly with Philly Joe Jones and Yusef Lateef. From 1961, he was resident in New York, playing with James Read more

David Hazeltine - 69% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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27 October 1958, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Although Hazeltine began his formal studies playing organ, it was on piano that he first attracted attention. For a number of years he played in his home-town, sitting in with musicians such as Sonny Stitt, Charles McPherson and Pepper Adams, and appearing on radio. In the 80s and on through the 90s, having moved to New York City i Read more

Bud Powell - 68% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Earl Rudolph Powell, 27 September 1924, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 July 1966, New York City, New York, USA. After learning to play the piano in the classical tradition while still a child, Powell began working around New York’s Coney Island, where he played in a band featuring Valaida Snow around 1940. During the next couple of years he became a regular Read more

Kenny Drew - 66% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 August 1928, New York City, New York, USA, d. 4 August 1993, Copenhagen, Denmark. A child prodigy, Drew studied piano and music, making his first records in 1949 with Howard McGhee. In the 50s, he was much in demand for recording and club sessions by mainstream and modern musicians such as Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Charlie Parker. He worked regularly with Buddy De Read more

The Three Sounds - 64% match to Ray Bryant

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Led by self-taught pianist Gene Harris (1 September 1933, Benton Harbour, Michigan, USA, d. 16 January 2000, Boise, Idaho, USA), the Three Sounds’ smooth mainstream jazz proved highly popular during a recording career that spanned over 10 years. After Harris left the army he played with several bands on the Midwest circuit, before befriending drummer Bill Dowdy in South Read more


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