Wynton Kelly

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by Wynton Kelly

Biography

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 Records in 1951 with Lee Abrams (drums) and Fred Skeete (bass). In 1954, after military service, he rejoined both Gillespie and... Read more

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jazz
jazz piano
piano
hard bop
blues
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