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Vocal perfection and landmark recording for this keyboardist and singer. Desert island music. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi

Biography

Born: 21 March 1942 in Blackwell, AR

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

A very original pianist who displays her gospel roots when she plays organ or sings, Amina Claudine Myers started studying music when she was seven. She sang with gospel groups in school. After moving to Chicago, Myers taught in the public schools, played with Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, and joined the AACM. She moved to New York in 1976 (where she would record with Lester Bowie and Muhal Richard Abrams), formed her own group, spent a few years in the early '80s in Europe, and toured with Charlie...
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