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,[1] Christian was one of the founders of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) with pianist Muhal Richard Abrams, drummer Steve McCall, and composer Phil Cohran. He and Abrams were also part of the Experimental Band.[1]

He worked at the Jazz Showcase club in Chicago 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, 1991–92)
  • Rain or Shine (Delmark, 1991-2231
  • Soul Fountain (Delmark, 1994)
  • Blues Holiday (SteepleChase, 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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