Byard Lancaster Biography

American flute / saxophonist free-jazz / avant-garde / improviser artist, but with obvious soul and blues influences.

Born : August 06, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Died : August 23, 2012 in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.

Byard has started his career in the mid 60s and has worked with Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner, Memphis Slim or Bill Dixon to name a few, he also studied piano, singing, composing, arranging and conducting.

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