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Ed Fuqua

My first exposure to music was as a first grader, my mom got me some accordion lessons. That didn't last long, I managed to avoid music until high school, where I got my first exposure to playing jazz tunes and improvising over form, as well as learning to read music. I did the usual high school/ college thing of playing electric bass in rock to fusion bands while taking "classical" theory and harmony at the local college . Until I met a guitar player who uttered the fateful words "Didja ever hear any Clifford Brown?" which got me at least listening to more straight ahead music (and some acoustic "free-bag"), if not actually playing more straight ahead


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