HAROLD MABERN

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Harold Mabern, Jr. (March 20, 1936 – September 19, 2019) was an American jazz pianist and composer, principally in the hard bop, post-bop, and soul jazz fields. He is described in The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings as "one of the great post-bop pianists".

Mabern was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He initially started learning drums before switching to learning piano. He had access to a piano from his teens, after his father, who worked in a lumber yard, saved to buy him one. Mabern learned by watching and emulating pianists Charles Thomas and Phineas Newborn Jr. Mabern attended Douglass High School, before transferring to Manassas High School; he played with saxophonists Frank Strozier, George Coleman and trumpeter Booker Little at this time, but was most influenced by Newborn, Jr. In 1954, after graduating, Mabern moved to Chicago, intending to attend the American Conservatory of Music. He was unable to afford to
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HAROLD MABERN A Few Miles From Memphis (aka Walkin' Back) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Few Miles From Memphis (aka Walkin' Back)
Soul Jazz 1968
HAROLD MABERN Rakin' And Scrapin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rakin' And Scrapin'
Hard Bop 1969
HAROLD MABERN Workin' and Wailin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Workin' and Wailin'
Hard Bop 1969
HAROLD MABERN Greasy Kid Stuff! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greasy Kid Stuff!
Hard Bop 1970
HAROLD MABERN Pisces Calling album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Pisces Calling
Hard Bop 1980
HAROLD MABERN Straight Street album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Straight Street
Hard Bop 1991
HAROLD MABERN Philadelphia Bound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Philadelphia Bound
Hard Bop 1992
HAROLD MABERN Lookin' on the Bright Side album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lookin' on the Bright Side
Hard Bop 1993
HAROLD MABERN The Leading Man album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Leading Man
Hard Bop 1993
HAROLD MABERN Mabern's Grooveyard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mabern's Grooveyard
Hard Bop 1997
HAROLD MABERN Maya With Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Maya With Love
Hard Bop 2000
HAROLD MABERN Falling in Love with Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Falling in Love with Love
Hard Bop 2002
HAROLD MABERN Kiss of Fire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kiss of Fire
Hard Bop 2002
HAROLD MABERN Don't Know Why album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Don't Know Why
Hard Bop 2003
HAROLD MABERN Fantasy album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Fantasy
Hard Bop 2005
HAROLD MABERN Somewhere Over the Rainbow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Hard Bop 2007
HAROLD MABERN Misty album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Misty
Hard Bop 2007
HAROLD MABERN Mr. Lucky: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mr. Lucky: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.
Hard Bop 2012
HAROLD MABERN Afro Blue album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Afro Blue
Vocal Jazz 2015
HAROLD MABERN To Love and Be Loved album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
To Love and Be Loved
Hard Bop 2017

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HAROLD MABERN Joy Spring album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joy Spring
Hard Bop 1985
HAROLD MABERN Harold Mabern & Geoff Keezer ‎: For Phineas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Harold Mabern & Geoff Keezer ‎: For Phineas
Hard Bop 1995
HAROLD MABERN Live At Smalls album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Live At Smalls
Hard Bop 2012
HAROLD MABERN Right on Time album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Right on Time
Hard Bop 2014
HAROLD MABERN The Iron Man : Live at Smoke album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Iron Man : Live at Smoke
Hard Bop 2018
HAROLD MABERN Mabern Plays Mabern album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mabern Plays Mabern
Hard Bop 2020
HAROLD MABERN Mabern Plays Coltrane album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mabern Plays Coltrane
Hard Bop 2021

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HAROLD MABERN Wailin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wailin'
Hard Bop 1994
HAROLD MABERN A Few Miles From Memphis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Few Miles From Memphis
Hard Bop 2004

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