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McCoy Tyner, RIP

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On March 6, 2020
The great jazz pianist is gone, at the age of 81. Tyner’s famous for his legendary work with John Coltrane at the peak of the saxophone master’s career between 1961 and 1965. Somewhat oddly, Tyner’s career is a bit hit and miss outside of that. He was someone who really did struggle with the rise […]
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This is the grave of Lester Young. Born in 1909 in Woodville, Mississippi, Young grew up in New Orleans as part of a family of musicians. But although professional musicians, they were also poor, as there wasn’t much space for black musicians to make money in Gilded Age New Orleans, or New Gilded Age New […]
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This is the grave of Cab Calloway. Born in 1907 in Rochester to a fairly well-off family, Calloway grew up in Baltimore. His parents saw their son’s talent early on and paid for voice lessons. They did not like the new jazz scene of the 1920s, but Cab sure did and he began frequenting jazz […]
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