Artist

George Russell

George Russell
Aliases
George Russell Sextet
Real name
George Allan Russell
Born
June 23, 1923
Died
July 29, 2009
Country
United States
Comments
Composer, music theorist, educator, and jazz pianist, although he started out as a drummer. His book, "The Lydian Concept of Tonal Organization" (1953) is generally considered to be the first major contribution in the field of music theory by a jazz musician.
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