Herbie Nichols

Herbie Nichols Biography

(b. January 3, 1919 - San Juan Hill, Manhattan, New York, d. April 12, 1963)

American jazz pianist and composer.

He performed originally in bop groups, but is best known today for his own highly original compositions, program music which combines bop, Dixieland, and West Indian music with harmonies derived from Erik Satie and Béla Bartók.

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