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Lester Bowie

Lester Bowie
Born: Oct 11, 1941 in Frederick, MD
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Died: Nov 8, 1999 in New York
Genre: Jazz
Biography: From the 1970s until his death in 1999, Lester Bowie was the preeminent trumpeter of the jazz avant-garde -- one of the few trumpet players of his generation to adopt the techniques of free jazz successfully and completely. Indeed, Bowie was the most successful in translating the expressive demands of ...Read full biography
The Great Pretender
Released: 1981
Label: ECM
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Lester Bowie's projects apart from the Art Ensemble of Chicago tread a high wire between challenging improvised music and R&B-pop. This seeming dichotomy purports a universally appealing sound close to ...Read full review
When the Spirit Returns
Released: 2003
Label: Dreyfus Records
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This final outing by Lester Bowie's pet project, the Brass Fantasy, was recorded in 1997 as the second of two albums to come from six days of studio sessions. As is typical of Bowie, he chose -- via the ...Read full review
More Lester Bowie albums: Main Albums (25), Compilations (8)