Wynton Kelly

Born 2 December 1931. Died 12 April 1971
Wynton Kelly
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1931-12-02
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Wynton Kelly

Wynton Kelly Biography (Wikipedia)

Wynton Charles Kelly (December 2, 1931 – April 12, 1971) was an American jazz pianist and composer. He is known for his lively, blues-based playing and as one of the finest accompanists in jazz. He began playing professionally at the age of 12, and was pianist on a No. 1 R&B hit at the age of 16. His recording debut as leader occurred three years later, around the time he started to become better known as accompanist to singer Dinah Washington, and as a member of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's band. This progress was interrupted by two years in the United States Army, after which Kelly returned to Washington and Gillespie, and played with other leaders. Over the next few years, these included instrumentalists Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, John Coltrane, Roland Kirk, Wes Montgomery, and Sonny Rollins, and vocalists Betty Carter, Billie Holiday, and Abbey Lincoln.

Kelly attracted the most attention as part of Miles Davis' band from 1959, including an appearance on the trumpeter's Kind of Blue, often mentioned as the best-selling jazz album ever. After leaving Davis in 1963, Kelly played with his own trio, which recorded for several labels and toured the United States and internationally. His career did not develop much further, and he had difficulty finding enough work late in his career. Kelly, who was prone to epilepsy, died in a hotel room in Canada following a seizure, aged 39.

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Wynton Kelly
There Is No Greater Love
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Harold Arlen
My Shining Hour
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My Shining Hour
Dizzy Gillespie
Rio Pakistan Jazz
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Rio Pakistan Jazz
Wynton Kelly
Sir John
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Sir John
Hank Mobley
Remember
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Remember
Wynton Kelly
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
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The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Wynton Kelly
What's New
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What's New
Wynton Kelly
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
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Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
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There Is No Greater Love
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There Is No Greater Love
Coltrane
Naima
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Naima

Naima

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The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
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The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Al Viola
Home
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Home
Wynton Kelly
I've Never Been In Love Before
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I've Never Been In Love Before
Hank Mobley
The Best Things In Life Are Free
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The Best Things In Life Are Free
Jimmy Cobb
I Thought About You
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I Thought About You

I Thought About You

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Jimmy Cobb
Miles Davis
Paul Chambers
Hank Mobley
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Miles Davis
Hank Mobley
Dig Dis
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Dig Dis
Dizzy Gillespie
Rio Pakistan
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Rio Pakistan
Billy Mitchell, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Kelly & Charlie Persip
That's All
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That's All

That's All

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Billy Mitchell, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Kelly & Charlie Persip
John Coltrane
Naima
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Naima
Wynton Kelly
Pot Luck
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Pot Luck
Wynton Kelly
Autumn Leaves
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Autumn Leaves
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Sassy
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Sassy
Wynton Kelly
Temperance
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Temperance
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Keep It Moving (Take 4)
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Keep It Moving (Take 4)
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