Bell, Samuel Aaron 24.apr.1921-28.jul.2003 USA Oklahoma, Muskogee - NY, Mount Vernon
jazz double bassist, pianist, trumpeter, flutist, of African descent, 1942 BA from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, 1951 MA from New York University, 1976 MEd and 1977 PhD in composition from Columbia University New York, bassist with Eddie Wilcox, Lester Young and 1960 Duke Ellington, formed the Aaron Bell Trio, staff member of NBC, 1962-1964 bassist of MBL studio band, 1964-1974 composer of La Mama Theatre, 1969-1990 head music department Essex County College Newark New Jersey, 1983 residing at 444 Columbus Avenue Mount Vernon NY, he died at Calvary Hospital Bronx New York City ; son of hospital orderly James Aaron Bell (Tennessee, Columbia 22.feb.1889-10.oct.1960 Muskogee) and piano teacher Birdelle Beatrice Johnson (New Orleans 3.jan.1893-9.oct.1974 Washington DC)

[Rosner 1974 gives erroneously born 1922 ; Cattell 1980 gives erroneously born 1924]

Title Parts

[] Hobbitt suite. 1973
[] Watergate piano sonata. 1976
[] Bicentennial symphony. 1976
[] Rondo-Schizo. Piano and clarinet. 1976
[] Farewell fugue. 1981
[] Memorial suite for Duke. Orchestra. 1983
[] Fugue at 3:00 AM. Tenor, trumpet and trombone
[] Black terror
[] Home boy. Broadway show
[] Short Bullins. Trilogy. Broadway show
[] Facets. Jazz ballet
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