John Tchicai

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John Martin Tchicai is, as he puts it himself, an afro-danish-american jazz saxophonist.
Mostly known for his free jazz interventions in the NYC 60's scene, noticably recording with both Johns (Coltrane and Lennon) he eventually moved to Europe where he stayed to promote free jazz and experimental music.

Annotation last modified on 2006-05-05 16:32 UTC.


John Martin Tchicai (April 28, 1936 – October 8, 2012) was a Danish free jazz saxophonist and composer.

After moving to New York City in 1963, Tchicai joined Archie Shepp's New York Contemporary Five and the New York Art Quartet. He played on John Coltrane's Ascension, and Albert Ayler's New York Eye and Ear Control, both influential free jazz recordings.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Good Night Songs Tchicai / Kohlhas / Fewell 1
Timo's Message John Tchicai 1

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