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His constant forging ahead into new territories makes Miles one of the few figures who can be said to have changed jazz forever - repeatedly.

Jazz 100 - Miles Davis
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A larger than life personality, Charles Mingus created music that hummed with blood, roared with passion, went to church and sang the blues.

Jazz 100 - Charles Mingus
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Mardi Gras Full Programme Announced Today   On 15 July the Grassmarket will yet again become home to the biggest party in the Capital with multiple stages, non-stop entertainment and a host of bands.   From modern jazz, direct from Florida, to a traditional New Orleans sound from a young Norwegian band to high-energy, latin-swing, the

The Mardi Gras is announced
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A 1954 recording session resulted in five musicians, including Horace Silver, forming a co-operative called The Jazz Messengers.

Jazz 100 - Art Blakey
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Scotland’s King of Swing was just one of Tommy Sampson’s accolades. Originally a cornetist with the Salvation Army he developed a talent for arranging and from 1947 his orchestra was the UK’s standard bearer.

Jazz 100 - Tommy Sampson
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With his beret and goatee Dizzy Gillespie became the symbol of bebop, the music he helped to create in the mid-1940s, and redefined the language of big bands and small groups alike.

Jazz 100 - Dizzy Gillespie
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