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The L.A. Four (band)

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The L.A. Four (or The L.A. 4) was a jazz quartet that performed in Los Angeles, California, from 1974 to 1982. [1]

21 relations: Bassist, Bossa nova, Brazil, Bud Shank, California, Chuck Flores, Classical music, Concord Jazz, Cool jazz, Drummer, East Wind Records, Flute, Guitarist, Jazz, Jeff Hamilton (drummer), Laurindo Almeida, Los Angeles, Ray Brown (musician), Samba, Saxophone, Shelly Manne.


A bassist, or bass player, is a musician who plays a bass instrument such as a double bass, bass guitar, keyboard bass or a low brass instrument such as a tuba or sousaphone.

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Bossa nova

Bossa nova is a genre of Brazilian music, which was developed and popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and is today one of the best-known Brazilian music genres abroad.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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Bud Shank

Clifford Everett "Bud" Shank, Jr. (May 27, 1926 – April 2, 2009) was an American alto saxophonist and flautist.

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Chuck Flores

Chuck Flores (January 5, 1935 - November 24, 2016) was an American jazz drummer.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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Concord Jazz

Concord Jazz is a record company and label created in 1973 by Carl Jefferson, the founder of Concord Records and former owner of Jefferson Motors Lincoln Mercury dealership in Concord, CA.

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Cool jazz

Cool jazz is a style of modern jazz music that arose in the United States after World War II.

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A drummer is a percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums.

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East Wind Records

East Wind was a Japanese jazz record label that was established in Tokyo in 1974.

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The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group.

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A guitarist (or a guitar player) is a person who plays the guitar.

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Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jeff Hamilton (drummer)

Jeff Hamilton is an American jazz drummer who is co-leader of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.

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Laurindo Almeida

Laurindo Almeida (September 2, 1917 – July 26, 1995) was a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist and composer who made many recordings of enduring impact in classical, jazz and Latin genres.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Ray Brown (musician)

Raymond Matthews Brown (October 13, 1926 – July 2, 2002) was an African American jazz double bassist known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Samba is a Brazilian musical genre and dance style, with its roots in Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions, particularly of Angola and the Congo, through the samba de roda genre of the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, from which it derived.

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The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments.

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Shelly Manne

Sheldon "Shelly" Manne (June 11, 1920 – September 26, 1984), was an American jazz drummer.

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