LESTER BOWIE

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Lester Bowie, (born Oct. 11, 1941, Frederick, Md.—died Nov. 9, 1999, Brooklyn, N.Y.), American jazz musician who , played trumpet flamboyantly, with broad, sweeping gestures, and created extraordinary timbres, from full, rich tones to human-sounding growls, whimpers, and mock-laughter, in his melodies. His innovative sounds and free-wheeling sense of rhythm yielded musical lines that encompassed a range of expression rare for jazz; comedy and tragedy as well as abstraction came within his scope. At an early age Bowie, from a talented musical family, studied trumpet in St. Louis, Mo., and practiced with his horn aimed out the window, in the hope that Louis Armstrong would pass by and hear him; bebop trumpeters were his other early inspirations. After serving in the army, attending some college-level music classes, and accompanying touring rhythm-and-blues stars, among them his first wife, Fontella Bass, he lived in Chicago (1965–69) and began his three-decade read more...
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LESTER BOWIE Numbers 1&2 (with Roscoe Mitchell / Joseph Jarman / Malachi Favors) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Numbers 1&2 (with Roscoe Mitchell / Joseph Jarman / Malachi Favors)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
LESTER BOWIE Fast Last! (aka Hello Dolly) album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Fast Last! (aka Hello Dolly)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
LESTER BOWIE Rope-A-Dope album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rope-A-Dope
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
LESTER BOWIE African Children album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Children
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
LESTER BOWIE The 5th Power album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The 5th Power
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
LESTER BOWIE Duet album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Duet
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
LESTER BOWIE The Great Pretender album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Great Pretender
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
LESTER BOWIE All The Magic! album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
All The Magic!
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983
LESTER BOWIE Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy : I Only Have Eyes for You album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy : I Only Have Eyes for You
Eclectic Fusion 1985
LESTER BOWIE Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy : Avant Pop album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy : Avant Pop
Eclectic Fusion 1986
LESTER BOWIE Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy : Twilight Dreams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy : Twilight Dreams
Eclectic Fusion 1987
LESTER BOWIE Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy : Serious Fun album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy : Serious Fun
Eclectic Fusion 1989
LESTER BOWIE Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy : My Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy : My Way
Eclectic Fusion 1990
LESTER BOWIE The Organizer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Organizer
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
LESTER BOWIE Funky T. Cool T. (as Lester Bowie's New York Organ Ensemble) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Funky T. Cool T. (as Lester Bowie's New York Organ Ensemble)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
LESTER BOWIE Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy : The Odyssey of Funk & Popular Music album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy : The Odyssey of Funk & Popular Music
Eclectic Fusion 1998
LESTER BOWIE Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy : When The Spirit Returns album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy : When The Spirit Returns
Eclectic Fusion 2000

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LESTER BOWIE Lester Bowie Ensemble : Jazzbühne Berlin '82 Vol. 11 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lester Bowie Ensemble : Jazzbühne Berlin '82 Vol. 11
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
LESTER BOWIE Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy : The Fire This Time album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy : The Fire This Time
Eclectic Fusion 1992

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LESTER BOWIE Works album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Works
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
LESTER BOWIE Mirage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mirage
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
LESTER BOWIE American Gumbo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
American Gumbo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
LESTER BOWIE All the Numbers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All the Numbers
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
LESTER BOWIE The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
LESTER BOWIE The Great Pretender / Steel + Breath album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Great Pretender / Steel + Breath
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014

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