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Curtis Peagler

Hailing from Cincinnati, saxophonist Curtis Peagler was well rooted in the hard swing-oriented sound of the mid west, and played with some of the best in the business. Peagler paid his dues in the famous territory bands, and did a stint with blues singer Big Maybelle, before joining the Army in 1953.Upon his return to Cincinnati after his service tour in 1955, he enrolled in the Cincinnati Conservatory for a formal musical education. From '59-60, he was recording for Prestige records, and it was within this period that Peagler did his now legendary Curtis Peagler and his Modern Jazz Disciples, “Disciples Blues” session

Rare and Unusual Instruments in Jazz

Read "Rare and Unusual Instruments in Jazz" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Historically the cornet was the quintessential jazz instrument but over a century of its evolution other instruments have also become part of the regular jazz armamentarium. These include common ones such as the piano, saxophone, bass and drums to the more occasionally appearing violin, clarinet and other percussion instruments. There are few, however, that exhibit unique ...

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Curtis Peagler & the Modern Jazz Disciples: Disciples Blues

Read "Disciples Blues" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Discs like this one are among the most fascinating and enjoyable in the voluminous Fantasy jazz oeuvre; artifacts from forgotten groups who were left by the wayside of popular notice, not because of any absence of talent or creativity, but simply because they surfaced during a time when jazz was rife with staggering amounts of both. ...

I'll Be Around

Label: Prestige
Released: 1988


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