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Herbie Nichols

Herbie Nichols
Born: Jan 3, 1919 in New York, NY
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Died: Apr 12, 1963 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: One of jazz's most tragically overlooked geniuses, Herbie Nichols was a highly original piano stylist and a composer of tremendous imagination and eclecticism. He wasn't known widely enough to exert much influence in either department, but his music eventually attracted a rabid cult following, though ...Read full biography
Love, Gloom, Cash, Love
Released: 1957
Label: Bethlehem High Fidelity
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Recorded a year after his last landmark Blue Note dates, this album finds Nichols performing in the familiar trio setting again -- this time with Mingus drummer Dannie Richmond and bassist George Duvivier. ...Read full review
The Bethlehem Session
Released: 1957
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Herbie Nichols was one of the tragedies of jazz, a very original pianist and composer who could not find regular employment for his thought-provoking music and ended up playing in anonymous Dixieland bands. ...Read full review
More Herbie Nichols albums: Main Albums (8), Compilations (5)
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