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Kelly blue

Wynton Kelly (performer)
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Title
Kelly blue
Performer
Wynton Kelly 1931-1971
Publisher
Riverside, 1988
1 cd
Playing time
00:43:27
CDR
JEX0693
Placing suggestion
J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 1 times in Flemish libraries

About Wynton Kelly

Wynton Charles Kelly (December 2, 1931 – April 12, 1971) was an American jazz pianist and composer. He is known for his lively, blues-based playing and as one of the finest accompanists in jazz. He began playing professionally at the age of 12 and was pianist on a No. 1 R&B hit at the age of 16. His recording debut as a leader occurred three years later, around the time he started to become better known as an accompanist to singer Dinah Washington, and as a member of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's band. This progress was interrupted by two years in the United States Army, after which Kelly worked again with Washington and Gillespie, and played with other leaders. Over the next few years, these included instrumentalists Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Wes Montgomery, and Sonny Rollins, and vocalists Betty Carter, Billie Holiday, and Abbey Lincoln.

Kelly attracted the most attention as part of Miles Davis' band from 1959,…Read more on Wikipedia