Personalities | Greg Osby | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Alto and soprano saxophones, b. 1960)

After playing in R&B bands in St. Louis, Greg Osby studied at Washington, DC’s Howard University, with classmates including pianist Geri Allen. He quit Berklee School of Music to tour with Dizzy Gillespie, then moved to New York City and joined Steve Coleman’s M-Base Collective. At first their styles were mirror images, but Osby gradually found a unique voice based on phrase displacements. He has recorded with Cassandra Wilson, older iconoclasts and acoustic groups with new talents such as pianist Jason Moran.

Styles & Forms | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
Personalities | Evan Parker | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


An extensive music information resource, bringing together the talents and expertise of a wide range of editors and musicologists, including Stanley Sadie, Charles Wilson, Paul Du Noyer, Tony Byworth, Bob Allen, Howard Mandel, Cliff Douse, William Schafer, John Wilson...


Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and more. Flame Tree has been making encyclopaedias and guides about music for over 20 years. Now Flame Tree Pro brings together a huge canon of carefully curated information on genres, styles, artists and instruments. It's a perfect tool for study, and entertaining too, a great companion to our music books.

Rock, A Life Story

Rock, A Life Story

The ultimate story of a life of rock music, from the 1950s to the present day.

David Bowie

David Bowie

Fantastic new, unofficial biography covers his life, music, art and movies, with a sweep of incredible photographs.