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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: January 5, 1931

Alphonso Son “Dizzy” Reece is a hard bop jazz trumpeter with a distinctive sound and compositional style.

Reece was born January 5, 1931 in Kingston, Jamaica, the son of a silent film pianist. He attended the Alpha Boys School (famed in Jamaica for its musical alumni), switching from baritone to trumpet at 14. A full-time musician from age 16, he moved to London in 1948 and spent the 1950s working in Europe, much of that time in Paris. He played with Don Byas, Kenny Clarke, Frank Foster and Thad Jones, among others. Winning praise from the likes of Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, he emigrated to New York City in 1959, but found New York in the 1960s a struggle...
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Music

Featured recording “Mosaic Select”

Mosaic Select

Mosaic Records
2004
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    Nirvana - The Zen Of The Jazz Trumpet

    Hobby & Work Italiana Editrice
    2006
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    Mosaic Select

    Green Line SRL
    2004
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    Comin' On!

    Green Line SRL
    1999
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    Blowin' Away

    Green Line SRL
    1978
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    Possession, Exorcism, Peace

    Green Line SRL
    1977
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    From In To Out

    Green Line SRL
    1970
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    Asia Minor

    Green Line SRL
    1962
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