Roscoe Mitchell

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Roscoe Mitchell (born August 3, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American composer, jazz instrumentalist and educator, mostly known for being "a technically superb – if idiosyncratic – saxophonist." The Penguin Guide to Jazz described him as "one of the key figures" in avant-garde jazz; All About Jazz states that he has been "at the forefront of modern music" for the past 35 years. The New York Times has mentioned that he "qualifies as an iconoclast."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Old/Quartet Roscoe Mitchell 1
1987 Four Compositions Roscoe Mitchell 1
1999 Nine to Get Ready Roscoe Mitchell 1
2002 New Music for Guitar Jaime Guiscafré, Roscoe Mitchell 1
2007 Composition/Improvisation Nos. 1, 2 & 3 Roscoe Mitchell 1
2009 Spectrum Muhal Richard Abrams / Roscoe Mitchell 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Solo Saxophone Concerts Roscoe Mitchell 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Song for my syster Roscoe Mitchell 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Duets with Tyshawn Sorey and Special Guest Hugh Ragin Roscoe Mitchell 1

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