John Jenkins

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... read moreJohn Jenkins, who had a similar sound to Jackie McLean, was most active in 1957, but dropped out of music by the mid-'60s. In 1955, he worked with Art Farmer, led his own group, and freelanced around Chicago. Jenkins moved to New York in 1957; played with Charles Mingus; led two albums of his own...

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Country Dance (John Jenkins)
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Pavan In F Minor
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6:11
Pavan In C Minor
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5:59
Fantasie Et Suite En Re Majeur Pour 2 Violins, 2 Violes De Gambe Et Basse Continue: Corant
John Jenkins
1:23
Sweet Delphine
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5:16

Biography

Active: 1950s-1960s
Country Of origin: United States of America

John Jenkins, who had a similar sound to Jackie McLean, was most active in 1957, but dropped out of music by the mid-'60s. In 1955, he worked with Art Farmer, led his own group, and freelanced around Chicago. Jenkins moved to New York in 1957; played with Charles Mingus; led two albums of his own (on New Jazz and Blue Note); and recorded as a sideman with Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Paul Quinichette, Clifford Jordan, Sahib Shihab, and Wilbur Ware. Not much has been heard from him since. ~ Scott Yanow~ Rovi

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