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Clifford Thornton

cor, tb, 1936-1989 US, Philadelphia
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Clifford Edward Thornton III (September 6, 1936(?) - November 25, 1989(?)) was an American composer, trombonist, trumpeter, political activist, and educator. His work (associated with Avant-garde music and free jazz of the 1960s and 1970s) intentionally abrogated established musical and political boundaries, and had significant effect on his contemporaries.

        
Instruments
  • Cornet
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Cowbell
  • Piano
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Pan African Festival - 2021 Remaster on Beautiful Young Generation by Various Artists
Mahiya Illa Zalab - Live on The Panther And The Lash by Clifford Thornton
Huey Is Free - Live on The Panther And The Lash by Clifford Thornton
Squeezing Sponges Over Policemen's Heads / Fohat Digs Holes in Space on Jazzactuel by Various Artists
El Fath - Live on The Panther And The Lash by Clifford Thornton
Shango - Aba L'Ogun - Live on The Panther And The Lash by Clifford Thornton
One for John on Jazzactuel by Various Artists
Right On ! - Live on The Panther And The Lash by Clifford Thornton
Tout Le Pouvoir Au Peuple - Live on The Panther And The Lash by Clifford Thornton
Paysage Désolé - Live on The Panther And The Lash by Clifford Thornton

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Tears For The Children Of SowetoJoe Malinga's Mandala Feat. Clifford Thornton1980Album
The Gardens Of HarlemClifford Thornton & The Jazz Composer's Orchestra1975Album
Communications NetworkClifford Thornton1972Album
The Panther And The LashClifford Thornton1971Album
KetchaouaClifford Thornton1969Album
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