born on 2/2/1932 in Chicago, IL, United States
died on 13/2/2012 in Chicago, IL, United States
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Jodie Christian (February 2, 1932 – February 13, 2012) was an American jazz pianist, noted for bebop and free jazz.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, Christian was one of the co-founders of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) along with pianist/composer Muhal Richard Abrams, drummer Steve McCall, and composer Phil Cohran. He and Abrams were also part of the Experimental Band.
He worked at Chicago's Jazz Showcase club, and performed with Eddie Harris, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons, Roscoe Mitchell, Buddy Montgomery and John Klemmer. Christian led a group on albums. He died on February 13, 2012, aged 80, in Chicago.
- Experience (Delmark Records, 199192)
- Rain Or Shine (Delmark, 1991-2231
- Soul Fountain (Delmark, 1994)
- Blues Holiday (SteepleChase Records, 1994)
- Front Line (Delmark, 1996)
- Reminiscing (Delmark, 2000)
- Eric Alexander: Stablemates (Delmark, 1995)
- Gene Ammons: The Chase! (Prestige, 1970) - with Dexter Gordon, Chicago Concert (Prestige, 1971) - with James Moody
- Von Freeman: Never Let Me Go (Steeplechase, 1992), Lester Leaps In (SC, 1992), Dedicated to You (SC, 1992)
- Stan Getz: Stan Meets Chet (Verve, 1958) with Chet Baker
- Dexter Gordon: Featuring Joe Newman (Monad, 1976)
- Eddie Harris: The Electrifying Eddie Harris (Atlantic, 1967), Pourquoi L'Amérique (AZ, 1968), Plug Me In (Atlantic, 1968), Silver Cycles (Atlantic, 1968), High Voltage (Atlantic, 1969), Free Speech (Atlantic, 1969), Live at Newport (Atlantic, 1970), Excursions (Atlantic, 1966-73)
- Roscoe Mitchell: The Flow of Things (Black Saint, 1986), Hey Donald (Delmark, 1994), In Walked Buckner (Delmark, 1998)
- Buddy Montgomery: This Rather Than That (Impulse!, 1969)
- Ira Sullivan: Nickys Tune (Delmark, 1958)