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Jaki Byard

Jaki Byard has been played on NTS shows including If Music Presents You Need This W/ Jean-Claude, with European Episode first played on 5 November 2017.

Jaki (John) Byard (June 15, 1922 – February 11, 1999) was a jazz piano player and composer who also played trumpet and saxophones, among several other instruments. He was noteworthy for his eclectic style, incorporating everything from ragtime and stride to free jazz.

Byard began playing professionally at the age of 15. After serving in World War II he toured with Earl Bostic in the late 1940s, making his recording debut with Charlie Mariano in 1951. Later, he was a…

European Episode
Jaki Byard
European Episode
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