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Stanley Cowell

p, *1941 US, Toledo, Ohio
Musician of Jazz

Stanley Cowell (born May 5, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American jazz pianist and co-founder of the Strata-East Records label. He played with Roland Kirk while studying at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and later with Marion Brown, Max Roach, Bobby Hutcherson, Clifford Jordan, Harold Land, Sonny Rollins and Stan Getz. Cowell played with trumpeter Charles Moore and others in the Detroit Artist's Workshop Jazz Ensemble in 1965-66. During the late 1980s Cowell was part of a regular quartet led by J.J. Johnson. Cowell teaches in the Music Department of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Keyboards
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
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Travellin' Man on Travellin' Man by Stanley Cowell
Equipoise on Equipoise by Stanley Cowell
Lady Blue on Equipoise by Stanley Cowell
Milano on No Illusions by Stanley Cowell
Musa And Maimoun on Equipoise by Stanley Cowell
November Mood on Equipoise by Stanley Cowell
Dr. Jackle on Equipoise by Stanley Cowell
Dave's Chant on Equipoise by Stanley Cowell
Departure on Travellin' Man by Stanley Cowell
Brilliant circles on Bright Passion by Stanley Cowell

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
No IllusionsStanley Cowell2017Album
JuneteenthStanley Cowell2015Album
Are You Real?Stanley Cowell2014Album
Prayer For PeaceStanley Cowell2010Album
Spirituals & DedicationsJane Bunnett, Dewey Redman, Dean Bowman, Larry Cramer, Stanley Cowell, Kieran Overs, Mark McLean2001Album
Mandara BlossomsStanley Cowell1996Album
Angel EyesStanley Cowell1994Album
Such Great FriendsStanley Cowell / Billy Harper / Reggie Workman / Billy Hart1991Album
Departure #2Stanley Cowell1990Album
Live At Maybeck Recital HallStanley Cowell1990Album
Back To The BeautifulStanley Cowell1989Album
Toku DoLarry Coryell With Stanley Cowell, Buster Williams, Beaver Harris1988Album
We ThreeStanley Cowell • Freddie Waits • Buster Williams1987Album
Great FriendsSonny Fortune - Billy Harper - Stanley Cowell - Reggie Workman - Billy Hart1987Album
Live at Cafe des CopainsStanley Cowell1985Album
New WorldStanley Cowell1981Album
In MotionThe Heath Brothers Plus Brass Choir Featuring Stanley Cowell1979Album
EquipoiseStanley Cowell1979Album
A Tribute To Monk And BirdThad Jones / George Adams / George Lewis / Stanley Cowell / Reggie Workman / Lenny White / Heiner Stadler1978Album
Beast IsBarry Wallenstein, Cecil McBee, Stanley Cowell1978Album
Talkin' 'Bout LoveStanley Cowell1977Album
Waiting For The MomentStanley Cowell1977Album
Marchin' On!The Heath Brothers / Albert Heath, Jimmy Heath And Percy Heath Featuring Stanley Cowell1976Album
RegenerationStanley Cowell1976Album
Musa - Ancestral StreamsStanley Cowell1974Album
Questions / AnswersStanley Cowell - Dave Burrell1973Album
ImpactMusic Inc / Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Ron Mathewson, Alvin Queen1972Album
Brilliant CirclesStanley Cowell1972Album
Blues For The Viet CongStanley Cowell1969Album
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