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Don Alias

  • Birth 25 Dec 1939 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 29 Mar 2006 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 13887733

Musician. In a six-decade career, he was a leading percussionist highly sought after by an array of A-list jazz and pop music figures. He worked with performers to include, Stan Getz, Eartha Kitt, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Roberta Flack, Lou Rawls, Chick Corea, Pat Matheny, Chuck Mangione and Nina Simone. In 1957, he played at the Newport Jazz Festival with Dizzy Gillespie's band and Mongo Santamaria. He was part of Joni Mitchell's 1979 tour that produced the live album "Shadows and Light." With Miles Davis, he was on the trumpeter's Grammy "Bitches Brew" and the "On The Corner" recordings. In the 1980's, he was a regular on the David Sanborn TV show and world tours. He also formed two bands, Stone Alliance, an electric fusion ensemble, and Kebekwa, a percussion group.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 8 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13887733
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Don Alias (25 Dec 1939–29 Mar 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13887733, ; Maintained by Corey (contributor 46544460) Unknown.