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George Russell (born 1923 in Cincinnati, died in Boston in 2009, at age 86) was a jazz composer, theorist, conductor, and drummer who was the primary force behind the creation of modal jazz.

Russell was a drummer in Benny Carter's band in the early 1940s; he was replaced by Max Roach and, after hearing Roach play, decided to give up drumming. He moved to New York, and was one of a group of musicians who met in…

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  • Ezz-thetics - perfect jazz album. No idea why so underrated. Eric Dolphy was the best choice.
  • Jazz Workshop is great album. Great musical ideas. I love it.
  • genius guy...adore Jazz in the space age
  • http://www.lastfm.jp/group/George+Russell
  • this is so great. i love it (2)
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  • electric sonata for souls loved by nature is so, so very serious
  • "Since Miles obviously already knew all the chord changes". Yeah. Right.
  • so underrated. such great music.
  • rest in peace my good man

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