George Russell

Born 23 June 1923. Died 27 July 2009.
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Jazz Library - George Russell

An interview with composer and theorist George Russell, reviewing his career higlights.

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Biography

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 The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (1953).

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