Friday, September 28, 2012

Jazz musicians born during the 1920s & 1930s

For some time now, I've been giving attention to the birth years of literary artists; however, after some recent conversations with William J. Harris and Tony Bolden, both of whom are poets and jazz enthusiasts, I gave some thought to when several leading musicians were born. I started with the 1920s with Bird, Miles, and Trane, and I ended up expanding into the 1930s. 

What follows is a list of 25 prominent musicians born between 1920 and 1938. 

Charlie Parker b. 1920
Charles Mingus Jr. b. 1922 
Philly Joe Jones b. 1923
Von Freeman b. 1923
Max Roach b. 1924
Bud Powell b. 1924
Roy Haynes b. 1925
Miles Davis b. 1926
John Coltrane b. 1926
Elvin Jones b. 1927
Cannonball Adderley b. 1928
Eric Dolphy b. 1928
Betty Carter b. 1929
Jimmy Cobb b. 1929
Cecil Taylor b. 1929
Clifford Brown b. 1930
Ornette Coleman b. 1930
Abbey Lincoln b. 1930
Sonny Rollins b. 1930
Wayne Shorter b. 1933
Albert Ayler b. 1936
Archie Shepp b. 1937
Reggie Workman b. 1937
McCoy Tyner b. 1938
Freddie Hubbard b. 1938

Related: Birth Years & Age Matters

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