JOHN YOUNG

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John Merritt Young (March 16, 1922 – April 16, 2008) was an American jazz pianist. Young played with Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dexter Gordon, and many others. He recorded with his own trio in the 1950s and 1960s, and was a sideman for Von Freeman, Gene Ammons and others. He remained active in the Chicago jazz scene until a few years before his death.

Young was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and his family relocated to Chicago when he was a toddler. He first toured in the 1940s with the popular big band Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy. After Young left Kirk's band and returned to Chicago, he performed with the Dick Davis combo until 1950, when he formed his own combo with Eldridge Freeman on drums and Leroy Jackson on bass. In 1957, he signed with Argo Records and recorded his first LP, Opus de Funk. He was
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JOHN YOUNG The John Young Trio ‎: Young John Young album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The John Young Trio ‎: Young John Young
Hard Bop 1956
JOHN YOUNG John Young Trio : Themes And Things album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Young Trio : Themes And Things
Hard Bop 1961
JOHN YOUNG The John Young Trio ‎: A Touch Of Pepper album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The John Young Trio ‎: A Touch Of Pepper
Hard Bop 1963
JOHN YOUNG John Young Trio (aka Serenata) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Young Trio (aka Serenata)
Hard Bop 1964
JOHN YOUNG More Images The John Young Trio : Opus De Funk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Images The John Young Trio : Opus De Funk
Hard Bop 1974

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JOHN YOUNG John Young Trios: The Complete Argo & Vee-Jay Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Young Trios: The Complete Argo & Vee-Jay Recordings
Hard Bop 2012

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