JOHN HANDY

Post Bop / World Fusion / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Funk Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz • United States
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A talented and adventurous altoist whose career has gone through several phases, John Handy started playing alto in 1949. After moving to New York in 1958, he had a fiery period with Charles Mingus (1958-1959) that resulted in several passionate recordings that show off his originality; he also recorded several dates as a leader for Roulette. Handy led his own bands during 1959-1964, and played with Mingus at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival, but it was at the following year's festival that he was a major hit, stretching out with his quintet (which included violinist Michael White and guitarist Jerry Hahn) on two long originals. Soon, Handy was signed to Columbia, where he recorded his finest work (three excellent albums) during 1966-1968. Since that time, he has performed world music with Ali Akbar Khan, recorded the R&B hit "Hard Work" for Impulse in 1976, gigged and recorded with Mingus Dynasty, read more...
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Hard Work / Carnival (Impulse 2-on-1)Hard Work / Carnival (Impulse 2-on-1)
Impulse Records 2012
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John Handy Recorded Live at Monterey Jazz FestivalJohn Handy Recorded Live at Monterey Jazz Festival
Koch Records 1996
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Hard WorkHard Work
ABC/Impulse
$14.50
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Live at MontereyLive at Monterey
Imports 2015
$11.37
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JOHN HANDY In The Vernacular album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In The Vernacular
Hard Bop 1959
JOHN HANDY No Coast Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Coast Jazz
Hard Bop 1960
JOHN HANDY Jazz: John Handy III (aka Estrellas Del Jazz) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz: John Handy III (aka Estrellas Del Jazz)
Hard Bop 1962
JOHN HANDY The 2nd John Handy Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 2nd John Handy Album
Post Bop 1966
JOHN HANDY Quote, Unquote (aka East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quote, Unquote (aka East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon))
Post Bop 1967
JOHN HANDY Projections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Projections
Avant-Garde Jazz 1968
JOHN HANDY Hard Work album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hard Work
Soul Jazz 1976
JOHN HANDY Karuna Supreme album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Karuna Supreme
World Fusion 1976
JOHN HANDY Carnival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carnival
Soul Jazz 1977
JOHN HANDY Handy Dandy Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Handy Dandy Man
Funk Jazz 1978
JOHN HANDY Where Go the Boats album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Where Go the Boats
Funk Jazz 1978
JOHN HANDY Rainbow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rainbow
World Fusion 1981
JOHN HANDY Excursion in Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Excursion in Blue
Post Bop 1988
JOHN HANDY Centerpiece album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Centerpiece
Post Bop 1989
JOHN HANDY John Handy's Musical Dreamland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Handy's Musical Dreamland
World Fusion 1991

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JOHN HANDY Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival
Post Bop 1966
JOHN HANDY New View! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New View!
Post Bop 1967
JOHN HANDY Live at Yoshi's Nightspot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Yoshi's Nightspot
Post Bop 1995
JOHN HANDY John Handy's Rainbow Band 1979 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Handy's Rainbow Band 1979
World Fusion 2018

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JOHN HANDY John Handy III Quintet /  Quartet   : In The Vernacular album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Handy III Quintet / Quartet : In The Vernacular
Post Bop 1976
JOHN HANDY Two Originals album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Two Originals
Post Bop 1994
JOHN HANDY Mosaic Select album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mosaic Select
Post Bop 2009
JOHN HANDY In The Vernacular + No Coast album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In The Vernacular + No Coast
Post Bop 2011
JOHN HANDY Hard Work & Carnival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hard Work & Carnival
Post Bop 2011

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