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Harold Mabern

Thursday, 30 March 2017 00:00 Published in Musicians in town


The magic of the legendary "Mr. Big Hands" of jazz -  Harold Mabern credits Errol Garner, Phineas Newborn, Ahmad Jamal and Bud Powell as his main mentors, but the influence of Blues pianists like Memphis Slim can also be detected in his playing. In Mabern’s own words: “… I think of myself today as a blues pianist who understands jazz.”

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