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Pete Cosey

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Born: October 9, 1943 | Died: May 30, 2012    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Pete Cosey

Pete Cosey is a guitarist most famous for playing with Miles Davis' band between 1973 and 1975. His fiercely flanged and distorted guitar bore comparisons to Jimi Hendrix. Cosey has kept a low profile for much of his career (he has released no solo recorded works), though he remains an active player.

Prior to joining the Miles Davis band in 1973, Cosey was a busy session guitarist with Chess Records, playing on records by Etta James, Rotary Connection, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters (Electric Mud).

Cosey was also an early member of Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). He was an early member of The Pharoahs and a group with drummer Maurice White and bassist Louis Satterfield that eventually evolved into Earth, Wind & Fire. Some of his pre-Miles jazz playing is available on an album by Phil Cohran's Artistic Heritage Ensemble....
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