Gloria Coleman

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Gloria Coleman was an American musician.

Coleman played bass, piano then organ. As a jazz organist she released two albums. The first, Soul Sisters, by the Gloria Coleman Quartet was for the Impulse! Records label. It featured drummer Pola Roberts, Leo Wright and Grant Green.[1] It was produced by Rudy Van Gelder. The second album featured Ray Copeland, Dick Griffith, James Anderson, Earl Dunbar and Charlie Davis.[2]

Coleman wrote many songs for Bobbi Humphrey and Ernestine Anderson, among others.[3]

She died on February 10, 2010.


  • 1963: Soul Sisters (Impulse!)
  • 1965: Sings and Swings Organ (Mainstream)
  • 1990: with Hank Crawford Groove master (Milestone)
  • 1994: with Nat Simpkins Cookin' with some barbecue (Muse)
  • 2007: Sweet Missy (Doodlin')

With Leo Wright


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