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Blackwell, Ed

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Personal name headingBlackwell, Ed
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Variant(s)Blackwell, Eddie
Blackwell, Edward, 1929-1992
See alsoCorporate body: Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19291010
Death date19921007
Place of birthNew Orleans (La.)
Place of deathHartford (Conn.)
AffiliationBilly Higgins Quartet Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) Old and New Dreams (Musical group)
Profession or occupationPercussionists Jazz musicians Rhythm and blues musicians Singers
Found inOld and new dreams [SR] p1979 (a.e.) label (Ed Blackwell, drums)
Old and new dreams [SR] 1987?, p1977: label (Eddie Blackwell, drums)
Cherry, D. Where is Brooklyn? [SR] 196-?: labels (Edward Blackwell, drums)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Blackwell, Ed(ward Joseph); b. 10-10-29, New Orleans)
African American National Biography, accessed December 17, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Blackwell, Ed; percussionist, jazz musician, rhythm and blues musician, singer; born 10 October 1929 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; met saxophonist Ornette Coleman (1951) and assembled a quartet with Billy Higgins on drums, which arrived in New York and became a revolution in jazz (1959); with Coleman, took part in the Atlantic recordings This is Our Music, Free Jazz and Ornette on Tenor (1961); performed at the Five Spot with a quintet co-led by the reedman Eric Dolphy and the trumpeter Booker Little; entered academia, joining Connecticut's Wesleyan University as an artist in residence (1975); joined up with fellow Coleman alumni Cherry, Dewey Redman (tenor), and Charlie Haden (bass) to form Old and New Dreams (1976); served as a lodestar for these Coleman alumni throughout the eighties; died 07 October 1992 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States)