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Bobby Bradford: Self-Determination in the Great Basin

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Born in Cleveland, Mississippi in 1934 and raised between Dallas and Los Angeles, trumpeter Bobby Bradford began playing with Ornette Coleman in Los Angeles in the 1950s, and replaced Don Cherry in an unrecorded Coleman quartet during the early 1960s. However, the most significant partnership in Bradford's musical life was with the clarinetist and composer John ...

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Bobby Bradford: With John Stevens and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble

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Bobby Bradford
With John Stevens and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Nessa Records
2009

In the instances that European and American improvisers have commingled and produced concerts and recordings, especially in the halcyon days of European free improvisation (the 1970s), a significant number of these situations resulted from expatriation. And it's ...