Teo Macero

Teo Macero is an amazing man of music; he has worked intimately with some of the greatest figures in the history of jazz as, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, and Thelonius Monk, in the creation of some of their most enduring works.

Attilio Joseph Macero was born and raised in Glens Falls, New York. After serving in the United States Navy, he moved to New York City in 1948 to attend the Juilliard School of Music. He studied composition, and graduated from Juilliard in 1953 with Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

In 1953, Macero co-founded Charles Mingus' Jazz Composers Workshop, and became a major contributor to the New York City avant garde jazz scene.He performed live, and recorded several albums with Mingus and the other Workshop members over the next three years, including “Jazzical Moods” (1954) and “Jazz Composers Workshop” ( 1955).During this time frame, in 1954 Macero also recorded “Explorations.” While he had contributed compositions to other albums, this was the first full album of his own compositions, and Macero's first album as a leader.

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Albums

Study in Contrast
Study in Contrast
Teo Productions Inc.
2008
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The Best of Teo Macero
The Best of Teo Macero
Stash
1990
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[no cover]
Acoustical Suspension
American Clavé
1985
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[no cover]
Fusion
American Clavé
1984
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[no cover]
Impressions Of...
American Clavé
1983
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[no cover]
Impressions Of Virus
American Clavé
1980
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