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  • n. Plural form of sideman.


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  • In addition, Leon Russell is being honored with the award for musical excellence formerly known as the sidemen award, and nonperformer honors will go to Jac Holzman, who founded Elektra Records, and Art Rupe, who created the Specialty label.

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  • There have been more Blakey tributes simply because so many of his sidemen including Wynton and Branford Marsalis are still comparatively young; Roach, by contrast, outlived most of his colleagues.

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  • What he does better than almost anybody is assemble bands and lead them, attracting stellar sidemen and gathering them into carefully considered ensembles.

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  • You can find that quote in the liner notes for "Pioneering Women of Bluegrass," SFW40065 produced and recorded by Peter K. Siegel, with sidemen and bluegrass legends Lamar Grier, Chubby Wise, David Grisman, and Billy Baker.

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  • It was Stan Getz playing with some sidemen, not my favorite necessarily like I was trying to introduce her to the greatest living tenor sax or something, but I figured it would be enjoyable.

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  • In our concept, we were sidemen and we were leaders depending on which song we were working on.

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  • Here, Jamal combines eloquent originals with dazzling makeovers of American standards (Laura, Invitation, Gypsy and the title track), in the inspired company of Wynton Marsalis sidemen Reginald Veal (bass) and Herlin Riley (drums), with an incandescent Manolo Badrena on Latin percussion.

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  • The group included crack Nashville sidemen such as piano players Spooner Oldham and Hargus "Pig" Robbins, among others who performed on "Old Ways," a related studio album from 1985.

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  • There's a wonderful cover shot to the 1958 album Legrand Jazz, with pianist-composer Michel Legrand wearing an expression of insouciant expectation, Gauloise at the corner of his mouth, indolently summoning invisible sidemen to action.

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  • Since the sidemen included Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans and Ben Webster, that New York session could hardly have been a more emphatic testament to the then 26-year-old's international stature.

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