Stubblefield, John(ny IV)

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Stubblefield, John(ny IV)

Stubblefield, John(ny IV), jazz tenor, alto, and soprano saxophonist, flutist; b. Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 4, 1945. While studying music, Stubblefield played with R&B artists, including The Drifters, Little Junior Parker, and Jackie Wilson. In Chicago, he joined the AACM. He studied with Muhal Richard Abrams and George Coleman, and performed and recorded with Joseph Jarman, Anthony Braxton, Maurice Mclntyre, and Abrams. After moving to N.Y. in 1971, Stubblefield played with Mary Lou Williams, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, Frank Foster, and George Russell, among others. He toured Europe with Gil Evans and Dollar Brand, and has been prominently featured in McCoy Tyner’s big bands, Kenny Barron’s quintets, and the Mingus Big Band (1998). He has led his own quartet since 1980. As a jazz eductaor, Stubblefield has taught for the Chicago public schools (1967-70), Jazz mobile (beginning in 1974), Rutgers Univ. (1983-84), and, since the early 1990s, Wesleyan Univ.


Prelude (1976); Confessiti’ (1984); Bushman Song (1986); Countin’ on the Blues (1987); Morning Song (1995).

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