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Bennett, Lou [Benoit, Jean-Louis ]locked

  • Barry Kernfeld

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(b Philadelphia, May 18, 1926; d nr Paris, Feb 10, 1997). American organist and leader. His father was from Martinique. A child prodigy, he grew up in Baltimore, where he was taught by his grandmother; his grandfather was a Baptist minister, and Bennett directed their church choir from the age of 12. After military service (...

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L. Feather: The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Sixties (New York, 1966/R1986)