George Wallington

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Giacinto Figlia, 27 October 1924, Palermo, Sicily, Italy, d. 15 February 1993, New York City, New York, USA. His family emigrated in 1925 and so Wallington was brought up in the USA. In the 40s he worked with Dizzy Gillespie on Manhattan’s 42nd Street and went on to play piano for many other leaders. Although the flowing lines of his playing were reminiscent of Bud Powell, his style was developed independently and as well as being an accomplished pianist he was an interesting composer. He... Read more

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jazz
bebop
donald byrd
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