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Kenny Cox

Kenny Cox was a jazz pianist performing in the post bop, hard bop and bebop mediums. Cox was pianist for singer Etta Jones during the 1960s and was also a member of a quintet led by trombonist George Bohannon. By the end of the late 1960s he had formed his own Kenny Cox and the Contemporary Jazz Quintet, which recorded two albums for Blue Note Records before the end of the decade. Cox has appeared as a contributor on various albums, and has also performed live with such musicians as Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Eddie Harris, Jackie McLean, Roy Haynes, Ben Webster, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Dorham, Philly Joe Jones, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Roy Brooks, Charles McPherson, and Curtis Fuller

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Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson

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Time for Blue Note 50th anniversaries from November 1969, with released by Andrew Hill (Passing Ships), Bobby Hutcherson (Now!), Kenny Cox (Multidirection) and a short Duke Pearson session that ended up on I Don't Care Who Knows It. There's also BN-15, a 78 from Meade Lux Lewis. Along the way: 13-year-old Brandon Goldberg on the 88s ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: December 1968 & More

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Alrighty then. It's the first week of a new month. Our regulars know it's time for Blue Note 50th anniversary salutes. We've got three for you from Duke Pearson and the big band, Detroit pianist Kenny Cox, and Jack Wilson. Continuing a series we started at few months ago, we have BN-4, two sides of a ...

Clap Clap! The Joyful Noise

Label: Blue Note
Released: 2013

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Francisco Mora Catlett: Afro Horn MX

Read "Francisco Mora Catlett: Afro Horn MX" reviewed by Steve Bryant

Francisco Mora Catlett Afro Horn MXAACE Records2012When Afro-Mexican Drummer Francisco Mora Catlett first came to this country in the1970s, he dreamed of playing drums for the Sun Ra Arkestra. Not only did Mora achieve his dream, he also forged a lifelong relationship with drum legend Max Roach, which ...

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Patrick Brennan: Rhythms of Passion

Read "Patrick Brennan: Rhythms of Passion" reviewed by Ludwig vanTrikt

Since moving to New York City in 1975, one-time bassist/painter Patrick Brennan has crafted a musical path that is open in its candor and indebtedness to all facets of black music. Much like trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, the alto saxophonist brews a thicket of his own distinct musical language that “unlike much contemporaneous vanguard music is ...

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Detroit Jazz Composer and Pianist Kenn Cox, 68, Dies

Detroit Jazz Composer and Pianist Kenn Cox, 68, Dies

Jazz pianist Kenneth Louis Cox II died of lung cancer on Friday. He was 68. Cox died at his Detroit home, said his wife of 42 years, Barbara Cox. He was known by some as Kenny, though he preferred Kenn. The Detroit native was a graduate of Cass Technical High School. He went on to study ...

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Kenn Cox Named King, Chavez, Parks Visiting Scholar at University of Michigan - Dearborn

Kenn Cox Named King, Chavez, Parks Visiting Scholar at University of Michigan - Dearborn

Kenn Cox, internationally acclaimed jazz musician, composer and educator, has been awarded the King, Chavez, Parks (KCP) Visiting Professorship for 2008-2009 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Mr. Cox has been named to this post in recognition of his extraordinary brilliant and productive career as a jazz leader, pianist and composer of music in widely diverse genres. ...

Introducing Kenny Cox and the Contemporary Jazz Quintet

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Mystique; You; Trance Dance; Eclipse; Number Four; Diahnn; Spellbound; Snuck In; Sojourn; Multidirection; What Other One; Gravity Point.


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