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Michael Abene (born July 2, 1942) is a jazz pianist known for accompanying singers and for arranging music. He has accompanied Susannah McCorkleJulius La Rosa, and others. He had his first solo album Solo Piano in 1986.
Abene was born on July 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, grandfather, and aunt were musicians. He studied composition at the Manhattan School of Music.
Abene co-produced the album Avant Gershwin, which won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2007.
1986: Solo Piano
With Maynard Ferguson
- Maynard '62 (Roulette, 1962)
- Si! Si! M.F. (Roulette, 1962)
- Maynard '63 (Roulette, 1962)
- Message from Maynard (Roulette, 1962)
- Maynard '64 (Roulette 1959-62 )
- The New Sounds of Maynard Ferguson (Cameo, 1963)
- Come Blow Your Horn (Cameo, 1963)
- Color Him Wild (Mainstream, 1965)
- The Blues Roar (Mainstream, 1965)
- The Maynard Ferguson Sextet (Mainstream, 1965)
- Ridin' High (Enterprise, 1967)
With Dizzy Gillespie
With Urbie Green
With Cal Tjader
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