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Dave Burrell

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Birth name  Herman Davis Burrell
Genres  Jazz
Years active  1970s–present
Instruments  Piano
Role  Jazz Pianist
Origin  Middletown, Ohio, U.S.
Name  Dave Burrell

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Born  September 10, 1940 (age 75) (1940-09-10)
Associated acts  Untraditional Jazz Improvisational Team The 360 Degree Music Experience
Albums  Echo, After Love, High Won‑High Two, Windward Passages, La Vie de Boheme

Education  Berklee College of Music

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Dave Burrell (born September 10, 1940) is an American jazz pianist. He has worked for many jazz musicians including Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Marion Brown and David Murray.


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Born in Middletown, Ohio, Burrell grew fond of jazz at a young age after meeting Herb Jeffries. Burrell studied music at the University of Hawaii before transferring to Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1961. He worked in Boston and then settled on the Lower East Side in New York City in 1965 after graduating with a degree in musical composition. He started the Untraditional Jazz Improvisational Team with saxophonist Byard Lancaster, Sirone, and Bobby Kapp.

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In 1965 he joined the groups of saxophonists Pharoah Sanders (Tauhid), Marion Brown (Juba-Lee), and Archie Shepp (Three for Shepp), resulting in numerous recordings, among them For Losers, Kwanza, Live at the Pan-African Festival, Yasmina, Blase, Black Gypsy, Things Have Got to Change, Attica Blues, The Cry of My People, There Is a Trumpet in My Soul, Montreux One, and Montreux Two. In 1968, Burrell co-founded The 360 Degree Music Experience with Grachan Moncur and Beaver Harris. They released From Ragtime to No Time in 1975, and In: Sanity in 1977.

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Burrell's first album as a leader was High Won-High Two (1968), produced by Alan Douglas. Echo and La Vie de Bohème were recorded for BYG Actuel in Paris in 1969. He recorded Round Midnight for Nippon Columbia.

In 1978 he composed a jazz opera entitled Windward Passages, in collaboration with Swedish poet and lyricist Monika Larsson, with an album of the same name, based on the opera, released in 1979 on Hathut in Switzerland. Their touring and recording collaborations resulted in Daybreak (1989), Brother to Brother (Gazell, 1992), In Concert (Victo, 1992), and Windward Passages (Black Saint, 1993). Burrell appears on Murray's DIW albums Lovers, Deep River, Ballads, Spirituals, Tenors, Remembrances, and Picasso, recorded between 1988 and 1993.

Burrell tours and performs as a soloist and as a leader of a duo, trio, and larger ensembles. He recorded for the High Two label from Philadelphia. His 2004 album Expansion (with bassist William Parker and drummer Andrew Cyrille) was acclaimed by NPR, Down Beat, Village Voice, JazzTimes, The Wire, and others. Splasc Records in Italy released a studio solo piano recording, Margy Pargy in 2005. In 2006, Burrell released Consequences (Amulet), a live duet set with drummer Billy Martin, and Momentum (High Two), featuring bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Guillermo E. Brown. RAI Trade, Italy, did a live recording of Burrell's and Larsson's collaborations, Dave Burrell Plays His Songs, featuring singer Leena Conquest, that was released in 2010.

As leader

  • 1965 High – (Douglas)
  • 1968 High Won-High Two – (Black Lion)
  • 1969 La Vie de Bohème – (BYG Actuel)
  • 1969 Echo – (BYG Actuel)
  • 1970 After Love – (America)
  • 1976 In: Sanity – (Black Saint)
  • 1977 Black Spring – (Marge)
  • 1978 Dave Burrell Plays Ellington & Monk – (Denon)
  • 1978 Lush Life – (Denon)
  • 1979 Windward Passages – (Hathut)
  • 1979 Round Midnight – (Nippon Columbia)
  • 1989 Daybreak – (Gazell)
  • 1991 In Concert – (Victo)
  • 1991 The Jelly Roll Joys – (Gazell)
  • 1993 Windward Passages (Black Saint) – (Black Saint)
  • 1993 Brother to Brother – (Gazell)
  • 1993 Changes & Changes (with Odeon Pope) CIMP)
  • 2001 Recital – (CIMP)
  • 2004 Expansion – (High Two)
  • 2005 Margy Pargy – (Splasc(H))
  • 2006 Consequences – (Amulet)
  • 2006 Momentum – (High Two)
  • 2010 Dave Burrell Plays His Songs – (feat. Leena Conquest) RAI Trade)
  • 2013 Darlingtonia (with Silke Eberhard) (Jazzwerkstatt)
  • 2014 Turning Point – (NoBusiness)
  • As sideman

    With Marion Brown

  • Three for Shepp (Impulse!, 1966)
  • With David Murray

  • Hope Scope (Black Saint, 1987)
  • Ballads (DIW, 1988)
  • Deep River (DIW, 1988)
  • Spirituals (DIW, 1988)
  • Lovers (DIW, 1988)
  • Tenors (DIW, 1988)
  • Lucky Four (Tutu, 1989)
  • Remembrances (DIW, 1990)
  • Fast Life (DIW/Columbia, 1991)
  • Death of a Sideman (DIW, 1991)
  • Picasso (DIW, 1992)
  • With William Parker

  • I Plan to Stay a Believer (AUM Fidelity, 2010)
  • Essence of Ellington (Centering, 2012)
  • With Odeon Pope Saxophone Choir

  • Epitome (Soul Note, 1993)
  • With Archie Shepp

  • Blasé (BYG Actuel, 1969)
  • Black Gipsy (America, 1969)
  • Pitchin Can (America, 1969)
  • Live at the Pan-African Festival (BYG Actuel, 1969)
  • Yasmina, a Black Woman (BYG Actuel, 1969)
  • The Way Ahead (Impulse!, 1969)
  • For Losers (Impulse!, 1971)
  • Things Have Got to Change (Impulse!, 1971)
  • The Cry of My People (Impulse!, 1972)
  • Attica Blues (Impulse!, 1972)
  • Kwanza (Impulse!, 1974)
  • There's a Trumpet in My Soul (Arista Freedom 1975)
  • Montreux One (Arista Freedom, 1975)
  • Montreux Two (Arista Freedom, 1975)
  • A Sea of Faces (Black Saint, 1975)
  • Body and Soul (Horo, 1975)
  • U-Jaama (Unite) (Unitelidis, 1975)
  • Jazz a Confronto 27 (Horo, 1976)
  • With Sonny Sharrock

  • Black Woman (Vortex, 1969)
  • With Clifford Thornton

  • Ketchaoua (BYG Actuel, 1967)
  • References

    Dave Burrell Wikipedia

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