Live and act
Russ comes from Pittsburgh and played as a pianist and keyboardist in Michigan from the 1960s onwards. a. with Benny Golson , Sarah Vaughan , Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie . From the early 1970s he worked a. a. with Sonny Stitt ( Tornado , 1974) and his Detroit jazz combo The Mixed Bag , with which he recorded the soul jazz album Fresh Out in 1974 . The trio-recorded single Natasha was released on the short-lived local label Cascades Sound by Benny Poole . Under the pseudonym Gaff Dunsun he also took part in productions by the musician collective Tribe . In 1976 he took u. a. with Marcus Belgrave at the Detroit United Sound Studios on the album See the Light , which was more oriented towards popular disco and funk music. In the 1980s and 1990s he worked a. a. with Bob Case and Shawn Wallace. After Tom Lord , he participated in ten recording sessions between 1974 and 1994. Russ is influenced by Herbie Hancock and Lonnie Liston Smith .
- Take a Look at Yourself (Monument, 1978)
- Live at Blue Lake, Vol. 2 (1995)
Notes and individual references
- Contributing musicians were u. a. Dave Sporny , Larry Nozero , Jerry Glasel , Melvin Clark , Larry Rhodes , Danny Spencer and Calvin Welch.
- Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography (online, accessed January 28, 2014)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Russ, Edward|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American fusion and jazz musician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||around 1940|