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History of Jazz Timeline: 1990

John Scofield Guitarist John Scofield blends bop, swing and Hendrix-like guitar playing on Time On My Hands (Blue Note) with Joe Lovano on tenor sax, Charlie Haden on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums.
Antilles releases British reed player Courtney Pine's Within the Realms of Our Dreams with Kenny Kirkland on piano, Charnett Moffett on bass and Jeff Watts on drums.
British Acid Jazz band The Brand New Heavies break through with their self-entitled release. N'Dea Davenport adds vocal support to the pop-oriented tunes.
Gunther Schuller reconstructs and records Charles Mingus' Epitaph for jazz orchestra.
Novus releases Steve Coleman's Rhythm People.
John Zorn Naked City Nonesuch releases John Zorn's Naked City
Bop singer Sarah Vaughan dies in N.Y. Vaughan was one of the finest bop singers and remained one of the most sought after for most of her life.
Piano player Joe Turner (not Big Joe) dies.
Tenor saxophonist David Murray records The Special Quartet with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Fred Hopkins, and drummer Elvin Jones.
Trumpeter Tom Harrell records Form with Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and John Abercrombie.
Alto saxophonist Gary Bartz records West 42nd Street.
The Art Ensemble of Chicago records Thelonious Sphere Monk with Cecil Taylor.
Renee Rosnes records For The Moment with Steve Wilson and Joe Henderson.

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