Olu Dara

Olu Dara

Olu Dara

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Natchez Shopping Blues
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Neighborhoods
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Rain Shower
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Okra
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Herbman

Albums

  • Neighborhoods

    Feb 2001 • 11 songs

  • From Natchez To New York

    Feb 1998 • 11 songs

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Olu Dara

Biography

Although he didn't record under his own name until 1998, Olu Dara enjoyed a reputation as one of the jazz avant-garde's leading trumpeters from the mid-'70s on. Early-'80s records and performances with the David Murray Octet and the Henry Threadgill Sextet revealed Dara to be a daring, roots-bound soloist, with a modern imagination and a big burnished tone in the style of Louis Armstrong and Roy Eldridge. Dara was born Charles Jones. He moved to New York in 1963, but did not perform publicly until the early '70s, when he became a part of the city's loft jazz culture. By that t...
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