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Benny Bailey

Benny Bailey
Born: Aug 13, 1925 in Cleveland, OH
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Died: Apr 15, 2005 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Genre: Jazz
Biography: It is a bit ironic that Benny Bailey is best known for his contributions to the famous Eddie Harris/Les McCann Swiss Movement album, since he admitted later on that he did not care for the funky music. An extroverted and highly expressive player who mostly appeared in boppish settings, Bailey's longtime ...Read full biography
Big Brass
Released: 1960
Label: Candid
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Big Brass marks one of trumpeter Benny Bailey's earliest efforts as a leader, but it is also one of the best releases of his career. Joined by an all-star septet including Phil Woods, Julius Watkins, and ...Read full review
Grand Slam
Released: 1978
Label: Storyville
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Trumpeter Benny Bailey was teamed with veteran tenor-saxophonist Charlie Rouse on this hard-blowing quintet date. The fresh material (two songs by Fritz Pauer who arranged the date, a pair from Bailey ...Read full review
More Benny Bailey albums: Main Albums (21), Compilations (3)