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Don Abney

p, 1923-2000 US, Baltimore
Musician of Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. John Donald Abney

American jazz pianist who played primarily as a session musician, appearing on recordings for Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Oscar Pettiford, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Eartha Kitt, and Pearl Bailey, among others. Born: March 10, 1923, Baltimore, Maryland. Died: January 20, 2000, Los Angeles, California.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Organ
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Oh, Lady Be Good on Music Minus One, Vol. 2: A Rhythm Background Record for Any Musician or Vocalist by Don Abney, Jimmy Raney & Oscar Pettiford
Poor Butterfly on Music Minus One, Vol. 2: A Rhythm Background Record for Any Musician or Vocalist by Don Abney, Jimmy Raney & Oscar Pettiford
Embraceable You on Music Minus One, Vol. 2: A Rhythm Background Record for Any Musician or Vocalist by Don Abney, Jimmy Raney & Oscar Pettiford
Fire and Dandy on Music Minus One, Vol. 2: A Rhythm Background Record for Any Musician or Vocalist by Don Abney, Jimmy Raney & Oscar Pettiford
I Cover the Waterfront on Music Minus One, Vol. 2: A Rhythm Background Record for Any Musician or Vocalist by Don Abney, Jimmy Raney & Oscar Pettiford
I May Be Wrong on Music Minus One, Vol. 2: A Rhythm Background Record for Any Musician or Vocalist by Don Abney, Jimmy Raney & Oscar Pettiford
Three Little Words on Music Minus One, Vol. 2: A Rhythm Background Record for Any Musician or Vocalist by Don Abney, Jimmy Raney & Oscar Pettiford
Too Marvelous for Words on Music Minus One, Vol. 2: A Rhythm Background Record for Any Musician or Vocalist by Don Abney, Jimmy Raney & Oscar Pettiford
It Don't Mean a Thing on Jazz at the Philharmonic by Ella Fitzgerald
Lullaby Of Birdland on Jazz at the Philharmonic by Ella Fitzgerald

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Jazz Rhythm Records Music Minus One Alto Sax Vol 2Don Abney, Jimmy Raney, Oscar Pettiford, Kenny Clarke1951Album
Sing Or PlayDon Abney, Jimmy Raney, Oscar Pettiford, Kenny Clarke, Mundell Lowe, Wilbur Ware, Bobby DonaldsonSingle
Sing Or PlayDon Abney, Jimmy Raney, Oscar Pettiford, Kenny Clarke, Mundell Lowe, Wilbur Ware, Bobby DonaldsonSingle
Sing Or PlayDon Abney, Jimmy Raney, Oscar Pettiford, Kenny Clarke, Mundell Lowe, Wilbur Ware, Bobby DonaldsonSingle
Jazz Rhythm Records - Music Minus One Guitar (Volume 3)Don Abney - Mundell Lowe - Wilbur Ware - Bobby DonaldsonAlbum
Sing Or PlayDon Abney, Jimmy Raney, Oscar Pettiford, Kenny Clarke, Mundell Lowe, Wilbur Ware, Bobby DonaldsonSingle
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