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Jan. 3, 1919 - Apr. 12, 1963

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Recorded by Herbie Nichols in New Jersey on May 6, 1955, released on the 'Blue Note' label.

Brilliant jazz pianist and composer Herbie Nichols grew up in Harlem during the 1920s.

For much of his career he worked with Dixieland jazz bands, although not his preference in style. His own compositions contain a blend of bebop and Dixieland, coupled with West Indian rhythms.

He became friends with fellow pianist Thelonious Monk while the two were both performing at Minton's Playhouse in the early '40s.

In the mid 1950s Herbie Nichols recorded some of his compositions for Blue Note Records.

Nichols' original tune "Serenade" had lyrics added by Billy Holiday, transforming it into the popular song "Lady Sings The Blues."



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