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     Andy Bey

Real name: Andrew W. Bey
Born: 1939 in Newark, NJ
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Standards, Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz
Instruments: Vocals, Piano

One of the great unsung heroes of jazz singing, Andy Bey is a commanding interpreter of lyrics who has a wide vocal range and a big, rich, full voice. Bey enjoys a small following that swears by him; nonetheless, he isn't nearly as well known as he should be. Born and raised in Newark, NJ, not far from New York, Bey was exposed to jazz as a child and started singing in front of local audiences as early as eight. At some gigs, an eight-year-old Bey was accompanied by tenor sax great Hank Mobley. Bey was 13 when, in 1952, he recorded his first solo album, Mama's Little Boy's Got the Blues; and he was 17 when he formed Andy & the Bey Sisters with his siblings Salome and Geraldine in 1956. The group did a 16-month tour of Europe and recorded three albums (one for RCA Victor in 1961, two for Prestige in 1964 and 1965) before breaking up in 1967. In the 1960s and 1970s, Bey's vocals were featured by Max Roach, Duke Pearson, and Gary Bartz (for whom he delivered very socio-political lyrics, including some searing condemnations of U.S.

involvement in the Vietnam War). The 1970s also found Bey recording Experience and Judgment for Atlantic and beginning a long association with pianist Horace Silver, who featured him prominently on many of the religious-themed albums he put out own his own Silveto label in the 1970s and 1980s. The LPs contained what Silver termed "metaphysical self-help music" and preached a sort of religious self-help philosophy that wasn't unlike Reverend Ike's message - unfortunately for Silver and Bey, this approach meant limited distribution and little commercial appeal. Bey continued to work with Silver into the 1990s, when he was featured on Silver's 1993 Columbia date It's Got to Be Funky (which marked a return to hard bop's mainstream and did much better commercially than his "self-help music"). Labels Bey recorded for as a leader in the 1980s and 1990s included Jazzette, Zagreb, and Evidence, which, in 1996, released the superb Ballads, Blues and Bey.

- Alex Henderson (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=4969 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.andy-bey.com Official website. Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Bey About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Bey About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Andy Bey - 'Tuesdays In Chinatown' - 2001, N2K
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Karl Denson - 'The D Stands For Diesel' - 1995, Greyboy Records
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 Gary Bartz - 'Anthology' - 2005, Soul Brother
 David Murray - 'David Murray Big Band, Conducted By Lawrence "Butch" Morris' - 1992, Disk Union, DIW, Columbia
 Harold Nicholas - 'Jazz In Paris: June Richmond Andy Bey' - 2000, Universal Music (France)
 Archie Shepp - 'Kwanza' - 1974, Impulse!
 Horace Silver - 'It's Got To Be Funky' - 1993, Columbia, Sony Music
 Horace Silver - 'Rocking With Rachmaninov' - 2003, Bop City
 Horace Silver - 'The United States Of Mind' - 2004, Blue Note

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