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us: Blackwell, Ed

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    • us: Blackwell, Eddie
    • us: Blackwell, Edward, 1929-
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) New Orleans (La.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Hartford (Conn.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Billy Higgins Quartet
        • Organization: (naf) Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)
        • Organization: (naf) Old and New Dreams (Musical group)
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        (lcsh) Percussionists
          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
            (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
              (lcsh) Singers
          • Sources

            • found: Old and new dreams [SR] p1979 (a.e.) label (Ed Blackwell, drums)
            • found: Old and new dreams [SR] 1987?, p1977: label (Eddie Blackwell, drums)
            • found: Cherry, D. Where is Brooklyn? [SR] 196-?: labels (Edward Blackwell, drums)
            • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Blackwell, Ed(ward Joseph); b. 10-10-29, New Orleans)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 17, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Blackwell, Ed; percussionist, jazz musician, rhythm and blues musician, singer; born 10 October 1929 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; met saxophonist Ornette Coleman (1951) and assembled a quartet with Billy Higgins on drums, which arrived in New York and became a revolution in jazz (1959); with Coleman, took part in the Atlantic recordings This is Our Music, Free Jazz and Ornette on Tenor (1961); performed at the Five Spot with a quintet co-led by the reedman Eric Dolphy and the trumpeter Booker Little; entered academia, joining Connecticut's Wesleyan University as an artist in residence (1975); joined up with fellow Coleman alumni Cherry, Dewey Redman (tenor), and Charlie Haden (bass) to form Old and New Dreams (1976); served as a lodestar for these Coleman alumni throughout the eighties; died 07 October 1992 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States)
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