Al Haig

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Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Nov 16, 1982 (60)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Nov 16, 1982 (60)

About

American jazz artist and early bebop musician. He was the bandleader on nearly twenty recordings between 1949 and 1982, and he also performed with such jazz greats as Chet Baker and Miles Davis.

Before Fame

He was one of Eddie Davis' Beboppers in 1946 and a member of the Eddie Davis Quintet in 1947.

Trivia

He performed on Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool record.

Family Life

He was accused of murdering his third wife Bonnie, but was acquitted in 1969. However, his second wife, Grange Rutan, later expressed skepticism about his innocence.

Associated With

He began playing in 1945 alongside Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.