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Hod O'Brien

p, *1936 US
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Walter Howard O'Brien

Walter Howard "Hod" O'Brien (born January 19, 1936 in Chicago) is an American jazz pianist.O'Brien attended The Hotchkiss School and then studied at the Oberlin Conservatory and at the Manhattan School of Music (1954–57). He began playing professionally in 1950, and substituted for Randy Weston in 1955. He led his own group in Lenox, Massachusetts during 1956–57, then joined Oscar Pettiford in 1957–58, and J.R. Monterose/Elvin Jones in 1958–59. Between 1960 and 1963 he played with Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Charlie Rouse, and Lee Konitz. In 1964 he enrolled at Columbia University, where he studied mathematics and psychology, achieving his bachelor's in 1969; he then took a position in computer programming at New York University during 1969-74, and studied computer music under Hall Overto

  • Piano
  • Drums
  • Jazz
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Trane's Slo Blues on Free Spirit by Ted Brown Trio, Hod O'Brien & Jacques Schols
Joop's Lope on Ridin' High by Hod O'Brien
Relaxin' At Camarillo on Free Spirit by Ted Brown Trio, Hod O'Brien & Jacques Schols
Darn That Dream on Free Spirit by Ted Brown Trio, Hod O'Brien & Jacques Schols
Ridin' High on Ridin' High by Hod O'Brien
Nathalie on Ridin' High by Hod O'Brien
You & The Night & The Music on Ridin' High by Hod O'Brien
Summer Night on Ridin' High by Hod O'Brien
We'll Be Together Again on Good Company by Various Artists
up in Quincy's Room on Ridin' High by Hod O'Brien

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Definitely!Paul Brusger Quintet Featuring Hod O'Brien2010Album
Solo for ChetHod O'Brien2010Album
Live At Blues Alley - Third SetHod O'Brien2007Album
Roses & WineRoyce Campbell Trio Featuring Hod O'Brien2007Album
Live At Blues Alley - Second SetHod O'Brien2005Album
Live At Blues Alley-First SetHod O'Brien2004Album
For All We KnowAmerican-Dutch All Stars, John Marshall, Jacques Schols, Hod O'Brien, Peter Ypma2003Album
Bits And PiecesHod O'Brien2003Album
So That's How It IsHod O'Brien1998Album
Ridin' HighHod O'Brien1990Album
Free SpiritTed Brown Trio With Hod O'Brien And Jacques Schols1989Album
Shining HourJoe Puma, Hod O'Brien, Red Mitchell1987Album
I Hear A RhapsodyHod O'Brien1987Album
Bits And PiecesHod O'Brien1981Album
Eddie Davis Meets Hod O'BrienEddie Davis Meets Hod O'BrienAlbum
Autumn LeavesHod O'BrienAlbum
Yardbird SuiteHod O'Brien, Jon EardleyAlbum
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