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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: January 24, 1924 | Died: January 12, 1988

Joe Albany was considered something of a legend in modern jazz and one of the first important bebop pianists. As with many others, critics never acknowledged his talents in the beginning of his career. Rumored to have been Charlie Parker's favorite pianist, Joe Albany was renowned in his time. After a lengthy seclusion from the scene, he resurfaced in the 70s just in time to leave some lasting recordings.

Albany worked in the '40s with Benny Carter, and Stan Getz. His first recording session was with Georgie Auld's big band in '45 on the sessions for “Honey,” and “Stompin' At The Savoy.” His records with Lester Young in '46 in Los Angeles revealed both in comping and solos that he was well ahead of the field....
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Music

Featured recording “The Right Combination”

The Right Combination

Riverside
1957
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    Portrait Of An Artist

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    1982
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    Albany Touch

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    1977
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    Two's Company

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    1976
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    This Is For Friends

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    1976
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    Joe Albany & Joe Venuti

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    1974
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    Two's Company ...

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    1974
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    Birdtown Birds - Recorded Live At Montmartre

    Kedar Entertainment Group
    1973
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