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Buell Neidlinger: From Taylor to Zappa to the Carpenters

Read "Buell Neidlinger: From Taylor to Zappa to the Carpenters" reviewed by Clifford Allen

Bassist Buell Neidlinger, born March 2, 1936, has had in many respects a genre-defying career. A child prodigy on cello, Buell graduated to bass and playing Dixieland in New York during the early ‘50s. It wasn’t long, however, before he joined the bass chair of the first Cecil Taylor quartet (including soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy and drummer Denis Charles). Buell cut five and a half sessions with Taylor and another two with Lacy before becoming involved with new directions in ...


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