Les McCann

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by Les McCann

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Leslie Coleman McCann, 23 September 1935, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. ‘There is no end to the possibilities (and fun) in music. So, why don’t we get on in there and get it?’ McCann’s comment highlights two distinctive elements of his music: an interest in innovation, particularly in new technology, and a preference for the dance-based rhythms of jazz, gospel and funk. Self-taught as a pianist, he played and sang in school bands and in the navy, where a talent contest won him a... Read more

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jazz
funk
piano
soul
soul-jazz
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