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Herbie Nichols (January 3, 1919 – April 12, 1963), was an American jazz pianist and composer. Obscure during his lifetime, he is now highly regarded by many musicians and critics. Herbie was born in New York City. During much of his life he was forced to take work as a Dixieland musician instead of playing the types of jazz he preferred. He performed originally in bop groups, but is best known today for his own highly original compositions, program music which… read more

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    ♥"Laughter is like a religion to me. Sometimes I may seem low nothing will lift me up again...but really, I'm laughing like hell inside. This music is something to live for...something to be taken seriously, but not serious. Those musicians who get up on the stand and look they're undertakers bother me. If I want to cry, I'll cry in a corner, and cry to myself. Music is joy, and living—not death."
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    Great pianist and composer. Really underrated. His compositions make me crazy)) In good way))
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    ccex: Probably because he recorded very little at all and died prematurely. Why is it that his sole composition to be played by another musician became an evergreen? As soon as they come into the spotlight, they shine. 23,536 listeners at the moment.
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    House Party Starting!
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    terrific composer.
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    Well ccex, according to the counter, at least he has 10,129 listeners here on last fm. It could have been better of course, but so many great jazz artists has between 10-300 listeners, so I´m not convinced yet if this is the place to "shout"!

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