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Glenn Spearman

Glenn Spearman
Born: Feb 14, 1947
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Died: Oct 8, 1998
Genre: Jazz, World
Biography: Tenor saxophonist Glenn Spearman's sound was rooted in '60s and '70s free jazz, and he was a central figure of the new jazz scene of California's Bay Area. He first got involved in the avant-garde music scene in the Oakland area in the late '60s. In 1972, he went to Paris, where he founded his group, ...Read full biography
First And Last
Released: 1997
Label: Eremite
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You would never know that tenor saxophonist Glenn Spearman was terminally ill at the time of this recording, billed as his last. His full tone, unmitigated energy, and graceful spirit soar to the heavens ...Read full review
Blues For Falasha
Released: 1997
Label: TZADIK
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One of the last projects completed before his death in 1998, Blues for Falasha was composed by Glenn Spearman specifically for the Tzadik label's Radical Jewish Culture series. The "falasha" in the title ...Read full review
More Glenn Spearman albums: Main Albums (11)