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Akira Tana

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B. 14 March 1952, San Jose, California, USA. A self-taught drummer, Tana played semi-professionally while still at college. He attended Harvard University where he gained a degree in East...

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Alan Dawson

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B. George Alan Dawson, 14 July 1929, Marietta, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 23 February 1996, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA. After studying extensively in Boston, where he also worked with the...

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Alan Skidmore

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B. Alan Richard James Skidmore, 21 April 1942, Kingston-on-Thames, London, England. ‘Skid’ plays soprano and tenor saxophones, flutes and drums. He is the son of Jimmy Skidmore, who gave...

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Albert Ayler

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B. 13 July 1936, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 25 November 1970, New York City, New York, USA. In common with many of the radical figures of the 60s avant garde ...

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Albert Dailey

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B. Albert Preston Dailey, 16 June 1938, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 26 June 1984, Denver, Colorado, USA. After studying music intensively during early childhood, in his teens Dailey played...

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Alfie (Sonny Rollins album)

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Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins loans his flair for the dramatic to the score for the film Alfie, accompanying the story of what the liner notes describe as, ‘the involuntary education ...

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Armen Donelian

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B. 1 December 1950, New York City, New York, USA. Of Armenian descent, Donelian studied music formally from an early age, chiefly at Westchester Conservatory of Music, White Plains, New ...

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Art Taylor

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B. 6 April 1929, New York City, New York, USA, d. 6 February 1995, New York City, New York, USA. As a teenager Taylor played drums with Sonny Rollins, Howard ...

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Beaver Harris

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B. William Godvin Harris, 20 April 1936, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 22 December 1991, New York City, New York, USA. Harris played clarinet and alto saxophone in his teens, but ...

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Bernie McGann

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B. 22 June 1937, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. McGann began on drums, taking lessons from his father, who was a professional musician. He switched to alto saxophone in 1955 ...

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