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George Russell

George Allen Russell (June 23, 1923 – July 27, 2009) was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger and theorist. He is considered one of the first jazz musicians to contribute to general music theory with a theory of harmony based on jazz rather than European music, in his book Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (1953).

Birth and Death Data: Born June 23, 1923 (Cincinnati), Died July 27, 2009 (Boston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1961

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, piano, composer, leader, drums

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 100934 11/3/1956 Give 'em Hal-1 Hal McKusick arranger  
Decca 100935 11/3/1956 When the sun comes out-1 Hal McKusick arranger  
Decca 100936 11/3/1956 Can't get out of this mood-1 Hal McKusick arranger  
Decca 100938 11/3/1956 Out of this world-1 Hal McKusick arranger  
Decca 100941 11/3/1956 Serenade in blue-1 Hal McKusick arranger  
Decca 100942 11/3/1956 Prelude to a kiss-1 Hal McKusick arranger  
Decca 105626 9/12/1958 Manhattan George Russell Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca 105627 11/24/1958 A helluva town George Russell Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca 105628 11/24/1958 Manhattan-Rico George Russell Orchestra arranger, leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105629 3/24/1959 Big city blues George Russell Orchestra arranger, composer, leader  
Decca 106127 3/24/1959 East side medley: Autumn in New York ; How about you George Russell Orchestra arranger, composer, leader  
Decca 108511 12/29/1959 Chromatic universe, parts 1, 2 & 3 George Russell Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca 108512 12/29/1959 The lydiot George Russell Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca 108513 1/27/1960 Waltz from outer space George Russell Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca 108514 1/27/1960 Dimensions George Russell Orchestra arranger, leader  
Decca 109600 9/20/1960 Sippin' at bells George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 109601 9/20/1960 121 Bank Street George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 109602 9/20/1960 Swingdom come-1 George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger, composer  
Decca 109603 9/20/1960 Dance class George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 109604 9/20/1960 Moment's notice George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 109605 9/20/1960 Beast blues George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 110220 2/23/1961 Theme George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger, composer  
Decca 110221 2/23/1961 Mardi Gras George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger, composer  
Decca 110222 2/23/1961 Rhymes George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger, composer  
Decca 110223 2/23/1961 Lunacy George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger, composer  
Decca 110224 2/23/1961 Vamp George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger, composer  
Decca 110225 2/23/1961 War gewessen George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger, composer  
Decca 110226 2/23/1961 Sandu George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger, composer  
Decca 110227 2/23/1961 Tune up George Russell Sextet instrumentalist, piano, arranger, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Russell, George," accessed August 10, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208922.

Russell, George. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 10, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208922.

"Russell, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 10 August 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208922

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