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Alphonse Mouzon
Alphonse Mouzon

Alphonse Mouzon is the Chairman/CEO of Tenacious Records. He composes, arranges and produces, as well as acts, but he is most well-known as a percussionist. Born on November 21, 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina of African-American, French and Blackfoot Indian background, Alphonse Mouzon's popularity as a performing artist first became realized in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Image File history File links Alphonsemouzon2. ... Image File history File links Alphonsemouzon2. ... Alphonse Mouzon is the Chairman/CEO of Tenacious Records. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the city in South Carolina. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Official languages English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 6 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012,012 51. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...

He received his first musical training at Bonds-Wilson High School and moved to New York City upon graduation. He studied drama and music at New York City College as well as medicine at Manhattan Medical School. He continued receiving drum lessons from Bobby Thomas, the drummer for jazz pianist Billy Taylor. He played percussion in the Broadway show "Promises, Promises", he then worked with pianist McCoy Tyner, then he was a member of Weather Report with Larry Coryell on guitar, Joe Zawinul on keyboard and Wayne Shorter on saxophone. After that Alphonse Mouzon signed as a solo artist to the Blue Note label in 1972. New York City portal The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ... A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... Jazz master Louis Armstrong remains one of the most loved and best known of all jazz musicians. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... Billy Taylor was born in Greenville, North Carolina on July 24, 1921. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Promises, Promises is a musical, based on the film The Apartment by Billy Wilder. ... McCoy Tyner Alfred McCoy Tyner (born December 11, 1938), commonly known as McCoy Tyner, is a jazz pianist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet. ... Weather Report was an influential jazz fusion band of the 1970s and 1980s. ... Larry Coryell (April 2, 1943-) is an American jazz guitarist. ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ... Joe Zawinul Josef Erich Zawinul (born July 7, 1932 in Vienna, Austria) is a jazz keyboardist and composer. ... A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played with a musical keyboard. ... Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter in the 1960s quintet Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz composer and saxophonist. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ...

He recorded four albums of an R & B / dance style, including 'The Essence Of Mystery' (Blue Note 1972), 'Funky Snakefoot' (Blue Note 1973) and 'The Man Incognito' (Blue Note 1976), including 'Take Your Troubles Away' and in the 1980s 'By All Means' featured Herbie Hancock, Hubert Laws, Michael Brecker and Freddie Hubbard. Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Herbie Hancock Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is a jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, USA. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers. ... Hubert Laws is an American jazz flutist, who also studied classical music. ... Michael Brecker Michael Brecker (b. ... Frederick Dewayne Hubbard (born April 7, 1938, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) is an American jazz trumpeter. ...

Alphonse Mouzon has also played and/or recorded with Gil Evans, Roy Ayers, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola, Les McCann, Ronnie Laws, Klaus Doldinger's Passport, Jaco Pastorius, Ron Carter, Nathan East, Cecil McBee, Albert Mangelsdorff, Joachim Kuhn, Jasper van't Hof, Michel Legrand, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Donald Bird, Chet Baker, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Ernie Watts, Sonny Rollins, Wallace Roney, Arturo Sandoval, Christian McBride, Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, George Coleman, John Klemmer, Billy Harper, Dave Grusin, Russ Freeman, George Howard, Kirk Whalum], Jeff Lorber, Kenny G., Joanne Brackeen, Horace Parlan, Robin Kenyatta, Ross Carnegie Orchestra, Roberta Flack, Gloria Lynn, Gloria Coleman, Denise Williams, Freda Payne, Shirley Scott, Anita O'Day, Betty Davis, and in 1991, he performed with Miles Davis on the movie soundtrack album entitled "Dingo". 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Mouzon has also played with Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Patrick Moraz, Tommy Bolin and Chubby Checker. Robert Plant, lead singer for the legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, named Alphonse Mouzon, during his acceptance speech for induction into the 1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, one of the band's major influences. Stevie Wonder is a legend in rock and pop music history. ... Eric Patrick Slowhand Clapton Eric Patrick “Slowhand” Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945) is a Grammy Award winning English composer, singer and guitarist who became one of the most respected and influential artists of the rock era, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... The electric guitarist Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944) is a British rock musician who played in a number of influential bands in the 1960s. ... Carlos Santana in concert, Barcelona 2003 Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born 20 July 1947 in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican–American Grammy Award-winning musician and Latin-rock guitarist. ... Patrick Moraz (born June 24, 1948 in Morges, Switzerland) is a progressive rock keyboard player. ... Tommy Bolin (August 1, 1951-December 4, 1976) was an American Born guitarist with Zephyr (from 1969 to 1971), The James Gang (from 1973 through 1974), and Deep Purple (from 1975 to 1976). ... Ernest Evans (popularly known as Chubby Checker) (born in Spring Gulley, South Carolina in October 3, 1941, grew up in South Philadelphia. ... Robert Plant performing live on stage at the University of East Anglia in November 2002. ... Led Zeppelin was a English rock band that became one of the most popular and influential musical ensembles ever. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the background The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated, as the name suggests, to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential rock and...

In 1992, Alphonse Mouzon formed Tenacious Records and, also in 1992, released his Top ten CD entitled "The Survivor". Subsequent releases on Tenacious Records "On Top of the World", "Early Spring", "By All Means", "Love Fantasy", "Back to Jazz", "As You Wish", "The Night is Still Young", "The Sky is the Limit", "Distant Lover", "Morning Sun" , and "Absolute Greatest Love Songs and Ballads" were all atleast top twenty albums. "Live In Hollywood" is the latest album. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...

Alphonse Mouzon's name is recognized in most Jazz Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, and is listed in the 2nd edition of Marquis Who's Who in Entertainment and Who's Who In The World. Mouzon was voted the #2 best multi-instrumentalist in the 1995 Jazziz Magazine Annual Readers Poll. He currently resides in Northridge, California with his daughter Emma Alexandra and his son Alphonse-Philippe, along with various household pets. Northridge is a community in the City of Los Angeles. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ...

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Alphonse Mouzon | Love Songs and Ballads (618 words)
Alphonse has selected 15 cuts from his previous releases and added two new songs from his forthcoming 'Smooth as silk' set and remixed five of his tracks to collate an oustanding collection of summer sultry music.
Alphonse is a truly gifted musician who I associate more playing on other CJazz stars albums, but who feels just at home on drums and percussion as he does on piano, organ or even flugelhorn.
Alphonse, is a truly gifted all round musician and he deserves all the success with this album.
Alphonse Mouzon Trio >> Nova Concerts >> International Booking Agency (340 words)
Composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist and actor Alphonse Mouzon has been composing and producing beautiful music that has captivated and enthralled audiences throughout the world for over three decades.
At present, Mouzon performs in Europe and in the U.S. with his trio, quartet, or quintet and as a featured guest artist with other groups.
Alphonse Mouzon is a born again Christian and his motto is "Veracity and Integrity are Virtues".
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