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Saxophonist, flutist, and multi-reed player Sonny Fortune is a progressive musician with a harmonically aggressive style who came to prominence as a member of trumpeter Miles Davis' fusion groups of the '70s. Born in Philadelphia in 1939, Fortune attended the Wurlitzer and Granoff music schools and performed with local R&B bands in his teens. Influenced early on by such players as Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, and John Coltrane, Fortune was 18 before he decided to pursue a career in music… read more

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    Only 1 832 listeners?! WTF guys?! What's wrong with this world?!
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    Saw him live in 2004, fascinating musician...people should listen more to this guy
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    All through the 70's fusion jazz had taken over, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report even Miles; you couldn't find any bop. Then Sonny Fortune came on the scene with the Awakening's LP in 1975. This was the first straight ahead LP "long player" or album in years. Triple Threat Is my favorite "side" on the LP. Everybody is on point on this one notably Wayne Dockery lays down a smokin bass solo. Please check it if you could find it. Peace.

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