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Harry Pickens: Live at the Stem Concert Hall

During the 1980s when he was part of New York’s prime time, freelancing with legends such as Johnny Griffin and Milt Jackson, pianist Harry Pickens was one of jazzdom’s brightest rising stars. In 1987, sensing a “deep need for personal and professional renewal,” Pickens made a quiet exit from the Apple in order, as explains in the notes, to explore other interests. Music, thank goodness, was always a vital part of that search.

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