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Eric Kloss

Born: April 3, 1949    Primary Instrument: Reeds

Eric Kloss

Eric Kloss is a world renowned alto and tenor saxophonist, a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, composer, clinician, educator, and television personality. Blind from birth music became his vision. A true child prodigy he performed with his mentor Sonny Stitt at age 12. Backed by jazz guitarist Pat Martino, his recording career began at age 16 with the release of “Introducing Eric Kloss”. Blending hard bob, be-bop, pop, rock, funk, free jazz, classical and world music, he went on to release 22 critically acclaimed recordings on the Prestige and Muse labels. A who’s who of jazz masters appeared as sidemen on his albums including Gerald Veasley, Barry Miles, Don Patterson, Jaki Byard, Gil Goldstein, Richard Davis, Alan Dawson, Cedar Walton, Jimmy Owens, Kenny Barron, Booker Ervin, Leroy Vinnegar, Billy Higgins, Kenny Barron, Bob Cranshaw, and Alan Dawson. His most acclaimed album, Eric Kloss and the Rhythm Section, features the Miles Davis rhythm section of Corea, DeJohnette, and Dave Holland. Kloss toured the USA and Europe for 25 years wowing audiences with his technical brilliance and wild improvisations....
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  • Introducing Eric Kloss (Prestige Records, 1965)
  • Love and All That Jazz (Prestige, 1966)
  • Grits and Gravy (Prestige, 1966)
  • First Class Kloss! (Prestige, 1967)
  • Life Force (Prestige, 1967)
  • We're Goin' Up (Prestige, 1967)
  • Sky Shadows (Prestige, 1968)
  • In the Land of the Giants (Prestige, 1969)
  • Eric Kloss & the Rhythm Section (Prestige, 1969)
  • To Hear Is to See! (Prestige, 1969)
  • Consciousness! (Prestige, 1970)
  • One, Two, Free (Muse Records, 1972)
  • Essence (Muse, 1973)
  • Bodies' Warmth (Muse, 1975)
  • Battle of the Saxes (Muse, 1976)
  • Together (Muse, 1976)
  • Now (Muse, 1978)
  • Celebration (Muse, 1979)
  • Sharing (Omnisound, 1981)
  • Sweet Connections (1999, recorded 1979)

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