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The 8 Legged Monster is an American jazz band, based in San Francisco, California, that writes, plays, and arranges music in various jazz, bebop, free jazz and big band genres. [1]

11 relations: Bebop, Big band, Birth of the Cool, Duke Ellington, Free jazz, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco State University, Sun Ra, Walnut Creek, California, Yoshi's (jazz club).

Bebop or bop is a style of jazz characterized by a fast tempo, instrumental virtuosity and improvisation based on the combination of harmonic structure and sometimes references to the melody.

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A big band is a type of musical ensemble that originated in the United States and is associated with jazz and the Swing Era typically consisting of percussion, brass, and woodwind instruments totalling approximately 12 to 25 musicians.

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Birth of the Cool is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released in 1957 on Capitol Records.

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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras.

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Free jazz is an approach to jazz music that was first developed in the 1950s and 1960s.

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San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California.

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The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly referred to as the Bay Area, is a populated region that surrounds the San Francisco and San Pablo estuaries in Northern California.

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San Francisco State University (commonly referred to as San Francisco State, SF State and SFSU) is a public comprehensive university located in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony'r Ra; May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," prolific musical output, and performances.

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Walnut Creek is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States, located east of the city of Oakland in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Yoshi's is the preeminent jazz club of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_Legged_Monster

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