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date: 23 August 2019

White, Michael (G.) (ii)locked

  • Marcel Joly
  • , revised by Barry Kernfeld


(b New Orleans, Nov 29, 1954). American clarinetist. He was an undergraduate at Xavier University, pursued graduate studies in Spanish at Tulane University (MA 1979, PhD 1984), and then joined the faculty at Xavier, where he was a professor of Spanish and also taught African-American music. He first played jazz with Doc Paulin’s brass band in 1975, and was deeply inspired when in 1978 he first heard George Lewis (i) on record. He then joined the Young Tuxedo Brass Band (1979). In 1980 he performed with the show One Mo’ Time, and the following year he played at Preservation Hall with Kid Sheik Cola and formed his own trio and band. From around 1984 he led the Original Liberty Jazz Band, whose members initially included the veterans Chester Zardis, Louis Nelson, Emanuel Sayles or Danny Barker, and Sadie Goodson (on piano), and two younger players, Gregg Stafford and the drummer Stanley Stephens. In ...

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