Lester Bowie

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by Lester Bowie

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11 October 1941, Frederick, Maryland, USA, d. 9 November 1999, New York, USA. After taking up the trumpet as a child Bowie played in several R&B bands in and around St. Louis, Missouri. He led his own R&B bands and married singer Fontella Bass, accompanying her as musical director. Despite this and earlier connections with the R&B scene, Bowie’s chief musical interests lay elsewhere. Based in Chicago from the mid-60s, he was actively involved with the Association for the... Read more

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jazz
trumpet
free jazz
avant-garde
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