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John Tchicai

John Tchicai
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Denmark
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John Martin Tchicai (April 28, 1936 – October 8, 2012) was a Danish free jazz saxophonist and composer. After moving to New York City in 1963, Tchicai joined Archie Shepp's New York Contemporary Five and the New York Art Quartet. He played on John Coltrane's Ascension, and Albert Ayler's New York Eye and Ear Control, both influential free jazz recordings.
Website
http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~jomnamo
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John Tchicai / Charlie Kohlhase Quintet — Life Overflowing John Tchicai / Charlie Kohlhase Quintet — Life Overflowing
(Nada Music Nada 100, 1999, CD)
John Tchicai and Yusef Komunyakaa — Love Notes from the Madhouse John Tchicai and Yusef Komunyakaa — Love Notes from the Madhouse
(8th Harmonic Breakdown 8thhb 80001, 1999, CD)

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