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Sonny Simmons

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Sonny Simmons

Sonny Simmons has been played on NTS in shows including Music To Ease Your Disease, featured first on 2 March 2014. Songs played include Congo Call, Congo Call and Things And Beings.

Altoist Sonny Simmons made a strong impression in the 1960s as one of the most promising avant-garde players. He grew up in Oakland, CA, started playing English horn, and then at 16 took up the alto. Stints with Lowell Fulsom and Amos Milburn and some time spent playing bebop preceded Simmons finding his own sound in free jazz. In 1961, he spent some time with Charles Mingus and then, in 1962, he formed…

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Congo Call
Prince Lasha Quintet, Sonny Simmons
Contemporary Records1963
Congo Call
Prince Lasha Quintet, Sonny SimmonsContemporary Records1963
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Congo Call
Prince Lasha Quintet, Sonny Simmons
Contemporary Records1963
Congo Call
Prince Lasha Quintet, Sonny SimmonsContemporary Records1963
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Things And Beings
Huey Simmons
Contemporary Records1971
Things And Beings
Huey SimmonsContemporary Records1971
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Prelude To Bird
Prince Lasha, Sonny Simmons, Clifford Jordan, Don Cherry
Zounds1963
Prelude To Bird
Prince Lasha, Sonny Simmons, Clifford Jordan, Don CherryZounds1963
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