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Milford Graves

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Milford Graves (b. Queens, NY, August 20, 1941) is an American-born jazz drummer and percussionist, most noteworthy for his his early avant-garde contributions in the early 1960s with Paul Bley and the New York Art Quartet.

Graves has worked with a variety of established jazz musicians throughout his career, including Don Pullen, Eddie Gomez, Kaoru Abe, Andrew Cyrille, Rashied Ali, Kenny Clarke, Don Moye, Philly Joe Jones, John Zorn and Albert Ayler. Graves teaches at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont.

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  • D-A-N-

    Fantastic music.

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  • Grindfucked

    Stories is unique and good.

    12 Apr 2009 Reply
  • MostAncientOne

    Yeah! I saw Mssr. Graves perform a solo set at the Empty Bottle in Chicago several years ago...it was was intriguing, impressive, and awe-inspiring all at once; what a powerful and vital contribution to the ages!

    1 Apr 2009 Reply

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