Jodie Christian

Chicago pianist Jodie Christian accompanied the greatest artists in jazz, from Stan Getz to Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins to Benny Carter, Gene Ammons to Roscoe Mitchell.

In a career that spanned more than 60 years, Christian also co-founded the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a vastly influential organization that in 1965 began to redefine the way the music was played and presented in Chicago and around the world.
[Chicago Tribune]

R.I.P. Jodie.

Check out a video of Jodie Christian playing with Vincent Davis and Roscoe Mitchell in 1984, below...