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Milt Buckner

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Milt Buckner

Milt Buckner has been played on NTS shows including Diddy Wah, with The Beast first played on 19 May 2014.

Milt Buckner (10 July 1915 - 27 July 1977) was an American jazz pianist and organist, originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He was orphaned as a child, but an uncle in Detroit taught him to play. Buckner pioneered the parallel chords style which influenced Red Garland, George Shearing, and Oscar Peterson. In 1941 he joined Lionel Hampton's big band ,and for the next seven years served as its pianist and staff arranger. He led a short-lived band of his own for two years, but then returned…

The Beast
Milt Buckner
Capitol Records1956
The Beast
Milt BucknerCapitol Records1956