Biography
Junior Mance is well-known for his soulful bluesy style, but he is also expert at playing bop standards. He started playing professionally when he was ten. Mance worked with Gene Ammons in Chicago during 1947-1949, played with Lester Young (1950), and was with the Ammons-Sonny Stitt group until he was drafted. He was the house pianist at Chicago's Bee Hive (1953-1954), worked as Dinah Washington's accompanist (1954-1955), was in the first Cannonball Adderley Quintet (1956-1957), and then spent two years touring with Dizzy Gillespie (1958-1960). After a few months with the Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Johnny Griffin group, Mance formed his own trio and has mostly been a leader ever since. He has led sessions for Verve, Jazzland, Riverside, Capitol, Atlantic, Milestone, Polydor, Inner City, JSP, Nilva, Sackville, and Bee Hive, among other labels. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi



 
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Junior Mance - Hard Bop Jazz Piano & Swing
Junior Mance Trio — "Smokey Blues" — Full Album | bernie's bootlegs
Junior Mance - Georgia on my Mind (Live in Concert, Germany 2002)
Junior Mance - I Wish I Knew Now It Would Feel to be Free (Live at the Top of the Gate 1968)
Junior Mance - Don't Cha Hear Me Callin' To Ya
Junior Mance - Tin tin deo
Junior Mance Trio - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free
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