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Blues for a Highstrung Guitar
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Scheme #1
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Dance for Carlo B
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Tears Of Ole Miss
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A LITTLE QUIET

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A talented and adventurous altoist whose career has gone through several phases, John Handy started playing alto in 1949. After moving to New York in 1958, he had a fiery period with Charles Mingus (1958-1959) that resulted in several passionate recordings that show off his originality; he also recorded several dates as a leader for Roulette. Handy led his own bands during 1959-1964, and played with Mingus at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival, but it was at the following year's fe... Read more

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