Roscoe Mitchell


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Born: 1940/08/31
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, US
Years Active: 1960s — present
Genres: Jazz

Roscoe Mitchell (b. August 3, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois) is an African American composer, jazz instrumentalist and educator, mostly known for being "a technically superb-if idiosyncratic-saxophonist." He has been called "one of the key figures" in avant-garde jazz who has been "at the forefront of modern music" for the past thirty years. He continues "to be a major figure." He has even been called a "super musician" and the ''New York Times'' has mentioned that he "qualifies as an iconoclast."

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