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Milford Graves

Milford Graves
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Milford Graves (born August 20, 1941 in Queens, New York) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist, most noteworthy for his early avant-garde contributions in the early 60s with Paul Bley and the New York Art Quartet alongside John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, and Reggie Workman. He is considered to be a free jazz pioneer, liberating the percussion from its timekeeping role.
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Milford Graves / Bill Laswell — Space / Time Redemption Milford Graves / Bill Laswell — Space / Time Redemption
(M.O.D. Technologies TUM040, 2015, CD)
Milford Graves — Meditation among Us Milford Graves — Meditation among Us
(Kitty MKF 1021, 1977/2003, CD)
Andrew Cyrille / Milford Graves — Dialogue of the Drums Andrew Cyrille / Milford Graves — Dialogue of the Drums
(IPS ST001, 1974, LP)
Sonny Sharrock — Black Woman Sonny Sharrock — Black Woman
(Water 152, 1969/2005, CD)

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