Don Cherry

Cherry was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and raised in Los Angeles, California. After learning various brass instruments in high school, by the early 1950s he was playing with jazz musicians in Los Angeles, sometimes acting as pianist in Art Farmer's group.[1] He also toured with saxophonist James Clay.[2] Cherry became well known in 1958 when he performed and recorded …

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey ‘Race Riot Suite’

http://youtu.be/pLN7C4Dabh4 Quotes about The Race Riot Suite: “a beautifully orchestrated, melodically rich piece that celebrates Greenwood as much as it laments the wanton violence that destroyed the neighborhood”  - Boston Globe Rather than simply evoking Greenwood’s destruction, however, the suite encompasses the region’s creative ferment. Composed and arranged by Jacob Fred steel guitarist Chris Combs, …

Don Byas

http://youtu.be/j1rgiJVwPPM Recorded in 1946. Carlos Wesley (Don) Byas (October 21, 1912August 24, 1972) was an African American jazz tenor saxophonist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in the United States. Although his long residence in Europe kept him out of the public eye in the United States, he is a significant influence on later players of his …

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