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Bob Mintzer

Bob Mintzer
Born: Jan 27, 1953 in New Rochelle, NY
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Genre: Jazz
Biography: A versatile soloist influenced by Michael Brecker on tenor, Bob Mintzer gained experience playing with Deodato, Tito Puente (1974), Buddy Rich, Hubert Laws, and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra (1977). In addition to leading his own bands starting in 1978, Mintzer worked with Jaco Pastorius, Mike Mainieri, ...Read full biography
Swing Out
Released: 2008
Label: McG Jazz
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Bob Mintzer has led big bands off and on since the late 1970s, in addition to small groups and working as a part of the jazz fusion band the Yellowjackets. These sessions open with his colorful "'Swing ...Read full review
Quality Time
Released: 1998
Label: TVT
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Yellowjackets reedman Bob Mintzer, best-known outside that group for his big band recordings, steps out in a more straight-ahead jazz direction with Quality Time. Several of the tracks have a feel similar ...Read full review
More Bob Mintzer albums: Main Albums (29), Compilations (1)