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George Russell

p, 1923-2009 US, Cincinnati
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. George Allan Russell

George Allen Russell (June 23, 1923 – July 27, 2009) was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger and theorist. He is considered one of the first jazz musicians to contribute to general music theory with a theory of harmony based on jazz rather than European music, in his book Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (1953).

  • Piano
  • Drums
  • Organ
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Classical
  • Rock
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Concerto for Billy the Kid on The Jazz Workshop by George Russell
Ye Hypocrite, Ye Beelzebub on The Jazz Workshop by George Russell
Nardis on Ezz-thetics by George Russell
Livingstone, I Presume on The Jazz Workshop by George Russell
Jack's Blues on The Jazz Workshop by George Russell
Ezz-Thetic on Ezz-thetics by George Russell
'Round Midnight on Ezz-thetics by George Russell
Ezz-Thetic on The Jazz Workshop by George Russell
Events I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII on Electronic Sonata For Souls Loved By Nature - 1969 by George Russell
Night Sound on The Jazz Workshop by George Russell

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Complete Albums Collection: 1956-1964George Russell2015Compil.
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul NoteGeorge Russell2010Album
Jazz-TheticGeorge Russell2005Compil.
The 80th Birthday ConcertGeorge Russell And The Living Time Orchestra2005Album
Cubano Be, Cubano BopGeorge Russell Featuring Sabu Martinez2000Album
It's About TimeGeorge Russell, The Living Time Orchestra1996Album
The London ConcertGeorge Russell & The Living Time Orchestra1995Album
New yorkGeorge Russell, The Living Time Orchestra1988Album
So WhatGeorge Russell & The Living Time Orchestra1986Album
The African GameGeorge Russell & The Living Time Orchestra1985Album
New York Big BandGeorge Russell1982Album
Vertical Form VIGeorge Russell1981Album
Outer ThoughtsGeorge Russell1975Compil.
Listen To The SilenceGeorge Russell1973Album
The Essence Of George RussellGeorge Russell1971Album
The Esoteric CircleGeorge Russell Presents The Esoteric Circle1971Album
Electronic Sonata For Souls Loved By NatureGeorge Russell1971Album
Othello Ballet Suite / Electronic Organ Sonata No. 1George Russell1970Album
The Outer ViewGeorge Russell1962Album
Modern Jazz ConcertGunther Schuller, George Russell1958Album
The Jazz WorkshopGeorge Russell1957Album
Seven Classic AlbumsGeorge RussellCompil.
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