Joe Albany

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Birthday
24, 1924
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jan 12, 1988 (63)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1924
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jan 12, 1988 (63)

About

Modern jazz artist who struggled with a heroin addiction during the 1950s and 1960s, only to rebound in the 1970s.

Before Fame

He began working with Benny Carter's orchestra around 1943.

Trivia

He collaborated with Warne Marsh on the album The Right Combination from 1957.

Family Life

He was married many times during the 1950s and 1960s, but none of them were successful. His daughter Amy Jo wrote a memoir of her childhood with him.

Associated With

He performed bebop with Charlie Parker, becoming one of the only white pianists to do so.