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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 23, 1935

Already established on the soul jazz scene of the 1960s, Les McCann became an international jazz superstar with the release of “Swiss Movement,” recorded at the 1968 Montreux Jazz Festival with the late Eddie Harris. The album generated a multi-million selling hit single, “Compared To What,” and placed McCann and Harris in the forefront of the jazz market. There was a lot more to Les McCann than that show in Switzerland,both before and after. As a musician, he moved comfortably from one jazz style to the next, demonstrating impressive chops from bop to fusion, from vocals to virtually any kind of keyboard he puts his hands to....
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Pump it Up

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    Invitation to Openness

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    Pump It Up

    Intakt Records
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    Another Beginning / Hustle To Survive

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    20 Special Fingers

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    Talkin' Verve

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    Another Beginning

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    Les Is More

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