GEORGE RUSSELL

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George Russell (born 1923 in Cincinnati) is a jazz composer, theorist, conductor, and drummer who was the primary force behind the creation of modal jazz.

Russell was a drummer in Benny Carter's band in the early 1940s; he was replaced by Max Roach and, after hearing Roach play, decided to give up drumming. He moved to New York, and was one of a group of musicians who met in the apartment of Gil Evans (these included Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Max Roach, Johnny Carisi and sometimes Charlie Parker. In 1947, Russell was commissioned to write a piece for Dizzy Gillespie's orchestra; he wrote Cubano Be/Cubano Bop which was the first fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz.

Russell's big breakthrough came while he was hospitalized for tuberculosis for 16 months in the early 1950s. Russell had asked Miles Davis what his musical goals where, and Davis replied
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GEORGE RUSSELL The Jazz Workshop (aka RCA Masters: Ezz-thetic) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jazz Workshop (aka RCA Masters: Ezz-thetic)
Post Bop 1957
GEORGE RUSSELL New York N.Y. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New York N.Y.
Progressive Big Band 1959
GEORGE RUSSELL Stratusphunk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stratusphunk
Progressive Big Band 1960
GEORGE RUSSELL Jazz in the Space Age album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz in the Space Age
Progressive Big Band 1960
GEORGE RUSSELL Ezz-thetics album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Ezz-thetics
Post Bop 1961
GEORGE RUSSELL George Russell Sextet in K.C. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
George Russell Sextet in K.C.
Post Bop 1961
GEORGE RUSSELL The Stratus Seekers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Stratus Seekers
Post Bop 1962
GEORGE RUSSELL The Outer View album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Outer View
Post Bop 1962
GEORGE RUSSELL Othello Ballet Suite / Electronic Organ Sonata No. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Othello Ballet Suite / Electronic Organ Sonata No. 1
Progressive Big Band 1970
GEORGE RUSSELL The Essence of George Russell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essence of George Russell
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
GEORGE RUSSELL Encounter Near Venus - Ballet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Encounter Near Venus - Ballet
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1975
GEORGE RUSSELL Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature - 1980 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature - 1980
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
GEORGE RUSSELL New York Big Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New York Big Band
Progressive Big Band 1982
GEORGE RUSSELL George Russell & The Living Time Orchestra  ‎: 0.00 | 0 ratings
George Russell & The Living Time Orchestra ‎: "It's About Time"
Post Bop 1996

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GEORGE RUSSELL George Russell Sextet at the Five Spot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
George Russell Sextet at the Five Spot
Post Bop 1960
GEORGE RUSSELL At Beethoven Hall (aka  At Beethoven Hall (Part One)) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Beethoven Hall (aka At Beethoven Hall (Part One))
Post Bop 1965
GEORGE RUSSELL At Beethoven Hall II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Beethoven Hall II
Post Bop 1965
GEORGE RUSSELL Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
GEORGE RUSSELL Listen to the Silence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Listen to the Silence
Third Stream 1973
GEORGE RUSSELL Vertical Form VI album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vertical Form VI
Progressive Big Band 1981
GEORGE RUSSELL Trip to Prillarguri album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trip to Prillarguri
Post Bop 1982
GEORGE RUSSELL Live in an American Time Spiral album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in an American Time Spiral
Progressive Big Band 1983
GEORGE RUSSELL The African Game album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The African Game
Progressive Big Band 1985
GEORGE RUSSELL So What album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
So What
Post Bop 1986
GEORGE RUSSELL The London Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The London Concert
Post Bop 1995
GEORGE RUSSELL The 80th Birthday Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 80th Birthday Concert
Post Bop 2005
GEORGE RUSSELL Things New: Unissued Concerts 1960 & 1964 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Things New: Unissued Concerts 1960 & 1964
Post Bop 2007
GEORGE RUSSELL Live in Bremen and Paris 1964 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Bremen and Paris 1964
Post Bop 2008

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GEORGE RUSSELL George Russell Sextet Featuring Don Ellis & Eric Dolphy ‎: 1 2 3 4 5 6extet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
George Russell Sextet Featuring Don Ellis & Eric Dolphy ‎: 1 2 3 4 5 6extet
Post Bop 1969
GEORGE RUSSELL New York, N.Y. And Jazz In The Space Age album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New York, N.Y. And Jazz In The Space Age
Progressive Big Band 1973
GEORGE RUSSELL Outer Thoughts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Outer Thoughts
Post Bop 1975
GEORGE RUSSELL The Complete Bluebird Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Bluebird Recordings
Post Bop 2005
GEORGE RUSSELL The Complete Rematered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Rematered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note
Progressive Big Band 2010
GEORGE RUSSELL Stratusphunk + The Stratus Seekers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stratusphunk + The Stratus Seekers
Post Bop 2012

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