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    Larry Coryell (1943-2017)

    Written by Marc Myers

    Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:57

    Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 9.28.02 PMLarry Coryell, a guitarist who started out playing rock 'n' roll as a teen but wound up pioneering jazz-rock fusion starting in the mid-1960s and then psychedelic fusion in the early '70s, influencing a generation of guitarists, died on Feb. 19. He was 73.

    Cherry Wainer: Funky Organ

    Written by Marc Myers

    Friday, 17 February 2017 11:58

    3029111365Virtually unknown in the States, Cherry Wainer was a British organist who appeared most often on German television in the 1960s as a duo with her husband, drummer Don Storer.

    Barbara Carroll (1925-2017)

    Written by Marc Myers

    Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:46

    COL_00018_00888Barbara Carroll, a gifted jazz and pop pianist and singer who initially made a name for herself in New York in the late 1940s as a standout bop keyboardist with a proclivity for block chords and impeccable time, died on Feb. 12. She was 92.

    Harry Belafonte: 1949

    Written by Marc Myers

    Wednesday, 15 February 2017 08:27

    Screen Shot 2017-02-13 at 8.49.32 PMIn late 1948, Harry Belafonte was having trouble finding work as an actor. At the time, he was performing with New York's American Negro Theater and studying at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School in Greenwich Village.

    Farmer, Quincy and Coltrane

    Written by Marc Myers

    Tuesday, 14 February 2017 14:49

    QUINCY_JONES_THE+GREAT+WIDE+WORLD+OF+QUINCY+JONES-494133Riffs—short, repeated musical phrases—have been around since the beginning of time.

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