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Clifford Thornton

Clifford Thornton

Clifford Thornton

Clifford Thornton has been played on NTS shows including Music To Ease Your Disease, with Umdrah first played on 29 August 2014.

One of the most underrated and criminally overlooked free jazz trumpet/trombone players remains to be Clifford Thornton. Born in Philadelphia sometime in 1936, Thornton studied with hard bop trumpeter Donald Byrd during the mid-'50s and played with numerous other jazz musicians, including the great tuba player Ray Draper. After joining the army, Thornton settled down in New York City -- appearing on albums by other artists (Sun Ra's Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow, Sunny Murray's Homage to Africa, etc.). But Thornton wasn't entirely...

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Umdrah
Joe Malinga's Mandala, Clifford Thornton
Canova Music1980
Umdrah
Joe Malinga's Mandala, Clifford ThorntonCanova Music1980
Discogs
Paysage Désolé
Clifford Thornton
America Records1971
Paysage Désolé
Clifford ThorntonAmerica Records1971
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O Desayo
Clifford Thornton, The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
JCOA Records1975
O Desayo
Clifford Thornton, The Jazz Composer's OrchestraJCOA Records1975
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Right On !
Clifford Thornton
America Records1971
Right On !
Clifford ThorntonAmerica Records1971
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Pan African Festival
Clifford Thornton
BYG Records1969
Pan African Festival
Clifford ThorntonBYG Records1969
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El Fath
Clifford Thornton
America Records1971
El Fath
Clifford ThorntonAmerica Records1971
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