KIRK LIGHTSEY

Post Bop / Hard Bop • United States
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Kirk Lightsey’s profound pianisms originate from the Motor City. Kirk LIGHTSEY was born into Detroit 's rich music scene on February 15, 1937. He grew up in a town known for its jazz pianists, which included Hugh Lawson, Sir Roland Hanna, Barry Harris, Hank Jones and Tommy Flanigan, whose brother gave Lightsey his first piano lessons at the age of six. He then took lessons with Glady's Wade Dillard, who also taught pianists Barry Harris, Alice McCloud and Tommy Flanagan.

At Cass Technical High School Hugh Lawson and Paul Chambers introduced Kirk to playing jazz. They all performed in the school orchestra, which included Ron Carter and Kiane Zawadi. Late afternoons were often spent at Barry Harris' house where Lightsey would jam with Ira Jackson, Lonnie Hilliard and Charles McPherson. Under the tutelage of Harris they honed their improvisational skills. Kirk also learned about music by listening to his mother's record
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KIRK LIGHTSEY Habiba album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Habiba
Hard Bop 1974
KIRK LIGHTSEY Kirk Lightsey / Harold Danko : Shorter By Two - The Music Of Wayne Shorter Played On Two Pianos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kirk Lightsey / Harold Danko : Shorter By Two - The Music Of Wayne Shorter Played On Two Pianos
Post Bop 1983
KIRK LIGHTSEY Everything Happens to Me (with Chet Baker) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Everything Happens to Me (with Chet Baker)
Hard Bop 1983
KIRK LIGHTSEY Isotope album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Isotope
Post Bop 1983
KIRK LIGHTSEY Lightsey 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lightsey 1
Post Bop 1983
KIRK LIGHTSEY Lightsey 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lightsey 2
Post Bop 1983
KIRK LIGHTSEY Everything Is Changed album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Everything Is Changed
Post Bop 1987
KIRK LIGHTSEY Kirk Lightsey Quartet ‎: First Affairs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kirk Lightsey Quartet ‎: First Affairs
Post Bop 1987
KIRK LIGHTSEY Kirk 'n Marcus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kirk 'n Marcus
Post Bop 1987
KIRK LIGHTSEY Temptation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Temptation
Post Bop 1988
KIRK LIGHTSEY From Kirk to Nat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From Kirk to Nat
Post Bop 1991
KIRK LIGHTSEY Goodbye Mr. Evans album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Goodbye Mr. Evans
Post Bop 1996
KIRK LIGHTSEY Lightsey, Moye, Elekes : Estate album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lightsey, Moye, Elekes : Estate
Post Bop 2006
KIRK LIGHTSEY Lightsey to Gladden album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lightsey to Gladden
Post Bop 2008
KIRK LIGHTSEY If You’re Not Having Fun By Now... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
If You’re Not Having Fun By Now...
Post Bop 2013
KIRK LIGHTSEY I Will Never Stop Loving You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Will Never Stop Loving You
Post Bop 2021

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KIRK LIGHTSEY Lightsey Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lightsey Live
Post Bop 1986
KIRK LIGHTSEY The Nights Of Bradley's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Nights Of Bradley's
Post Bop 2004
KIRK LIGHTSEY Solo Piano en Argentina album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Piano en Argentina
Post Bop 2013
KIRK LIGHTSEY Home Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Home Piano
Post Bop 2020
KIRK LIGHTSEY Kirk Lightsey & Bob Sands : Play Music Of Dexter Gordon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kirk Lightsey & Bob Sands : Play Music Of Dexter Gordon
Hard Bop 2021
KIRK LIGHTSEY Coltrane Revisited @ Bird's Eye album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Coltrane Revisited @ Bird's Eye
Hard Bop 2021

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