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Artist’s Choice: John Mayall’s Jazz Influences

The legendary British bluesman looks back

Jimmy Giuffre
Lionel Hampton, Timex All-Star Jazz Show #2 Rehearsal, CBS Studios, New York. © 2009 Jerry Dantzic Archives. All Rights Reserved
Ray Charles
Eddie Harris
John Mayall

This list could go on forever as there are so many special pieces of music in my life, but here are 11 jazz or jazz-influenced tracks that influenced me as I was coming up in England and still have a lot of meaning to me.

Harry James and the Boogie Woogie Trio

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