Jodie Christian

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Jodie Christian (February 2, 1932 – February 13, 2012)[1] was an American jazz pianist, noted for bebop and free jazz.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States,[1] Christian was one of the co-founders of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) along with pianist/composer Muhal Richard Abrams, drummer Steve McCall, and composer Phil Cohran. He and Abrams were also part of the Experimental Band.[1]

He worked at Chicago's Jazz Showcase club, and performed with Eddie Harris, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons, Roscoe Mitchell, Buddy Montgomery and John Klemmer. Christian led a group on albums.[1][2] He died on February 13, 2012, aged 80, in Chicago.[1]


As leader[edit]

  • Experience (Delmark Records, 1991–92)
  • Rain Or Shine (Delmark, 1991-2231
  • Soul Fountain (Delmark, 1994)
  • Blues Holiday (SteepleChase Records, 1994)
  • Front Line (Delmark, 1996)
  • Reminiscing (Delmark, 2000)

As sideman[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e - accessed February 14, 2012
  2. ^ Who's Who Chicago

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