Hardbopjazz

Jazz musicians who became expatriates

66 posts in this topic

There have been a number of jazz musicians that left America and decided to live in Europe. Can you name some? 

Dexter Gordon 

Eric Dolphy. 

 

 

Don Byas. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kenny Clarke. Ben Webster. Horace Parlan. Kenny Drew. Many more.

Edited by jazzbo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Johnny Griffin.

Art Farmer.

Steve Lacy.

Phil Woods.

Mal Waldron.

Benny Bailey.

Sidney Bechet.

Sahib Shihab.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ed Thigpen

John Marshall

John Goldsby

Richie Beirach

Dena DeRose

Sir Charles Thompson

Scott Hamilton

Randy Weston

 

Edited by Ken Dryden

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lou Blackburn

Allen Blairman

Tom Nicholas

Herb Geller

Charlie Mariano

Oscar Pettiford

Bud Powell

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Billy Brooks

Pony Poindexter

Keith Copeland

Lucky Thompson

Edited by mikeweil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Impulse made two Albums (later one Album on CD) of "Americans in Europe". 

Besides the mentioned Don Byas and Bud Powell, who are on that Album, let´s say Indrees Suleiman tp, Lou Bennett organ, Jimmy Gourley g, 

Bassist Jimmy Woode ! I heard him on several occasions with Johnny Griffin. 

How About Archie Shepp ? Doesn´t he live in Paris or at least lived a Long time in Paris ? 

Hank Mobley stayed in Europe in the late 60´s . 

From the older Generation: Benny Waters. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dee Dee Bridgewater lived in Paris for many years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Archie Shepp indeed... Also Marion Brown...

Others include Mezz Mezzrow, Garnet Clarke, Albert Nicholas, Idrees Sulieman, Kansas Field. ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sunny Murray

Earl Freeman

Don (Rafael) Garrett

Art Taylor

Frank Wright

Bobby Few

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let's not forget those who travelled in the opposite direction:

George Shearing

Marion McPartland

Victor Feldman

Dave Holland

Toots Thielemans

Bobby Jaspar

Joe Zawinul

George Mraz

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

John McLaughlin, who moved to America at the same time as Dave Holland.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Many have been named but are all these AMERICANS who decided to live in EUROPE (as asked in the opening thread)?

Sir Charles Thompson??

...

 

Some more who who DID move to Europe:

Bobby Burgess

Rhoda Scott

Nancy Holloway (OK, she's on the fringe of jazz, but still ...)

 

And here's one who went BOTH ways: :D

Rolf Ericson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Besides the above mentioned I had forgotten to Mention Saxophonist Leo Wright. During the 60´s he was member of Dizzys Quintet and later settled in Europe, Germany, after that in Austria where he died. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, Leo Wright, what a great musician. One of the very first LPs I ever owned was "Blues Shout" on Atlantic, where he played alto on one side with Richard Williams, and flute on the other with Harry Lookofsky--Junior Mance, Art Davis and Charles Persip were the support. Fantastic album! I love the arrangements and playing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Helen Merrill lived in Japan for several years.  Jimmy Hamilton moved to the Virgin Islands.  Do they count?  Not all expatriates head to Europe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think any musician who moved to another country for longer than a year qualifies - no matter what direction he or she took.

Sir Charles Thompson permanently moved to Japan in 2002.

Has anybody mentioned these other greats living in France and elsewhere?

Johnny Griffin

Sidney Bechet

Nina Simone

David Friedman

Walter Norris

(the latter two taught in Berlin for many years) 

Pianist Mickey Tucker and drummer Chad Wackerman moved to Australia.

German born guitarist David Fiuczyinsky moved to the US.

Rolf Kühn lived in the US for some time.

And what about the many Cubans, Carrbeans, and South Americans moving to th USA?

Some more Europeans moving to the US:

Miroslav Vitous

Jan Hammer

Vera Auer

Tommy Vig

Milcho Leviev

Michal Urbaniak

Urszula Dudziak

Avishai Cohen

Edited by mikeweil

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

Bassist Jimmy Woode ! I heard him on several occasions with Johnny Griffin. 

❤❤❤!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I could live in Paris, I'd do it too. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.