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Laraaji (Edward Larry Gordon)

Laraaji (Edward Larry Gordon)
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United States
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Edward Larry Gordon (AKA Laraaji born 1943 in Philadelphia) is an American music icon. He studied violin, piano, trombone and voice in his early years in New Jersey. He attended Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C. on a scholarship to study composition and piano. After studying at Howard, he spent time in New York pursuing a career as a stand-up comedian and actor. In the early 70s he bought his first zither from a local pawn shop. Converting it to an electronic instrument, he began to experiment using the instrument like a piano. By 1978, he developed enough skill to begin busking in the parks and on the sidewalks of New York. The following year he was "discovered" by Brian Eno while playing in Washington Square Park. The result was his most widely-recognized release, Ambient 3 (Day of Radiance), the third installment of Brian Eno's Ambient series. This was his first album released under the name of Laraaji.
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http://dwij.org
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Releases on file (7)
Laraaji / Arji Oceananda / Dallas Acid — Arrive without Leaving Laraaji / Arji Oceananda / Dallas Acid — Arrive without Leaving
(Flying Moonlight, 2018, LP / DL)
Channel Light Vessel — Excellent Spirits Channel Light Vessel — Excellent Spirits
(Hannibal HNCD 1514, 1996/2008, CD)
Laraaji / Roger Eno — Islands Laraaji / Roger Eno — Islands
(Sine sin001, 1995, CD)
Channel Light Vessel — Automatic Channel Light Vessel — Automatic
(Hannibal HNCD 1501, 1994/2005, CD)
Haruomi Hosono — Medicine Compilation - From the Quiet Lodge Haruomi Hosono — Medicine Compilation - From the Quiet Lodge
(GT Music MHCL 1368, 1993/2009, CD)
Various Artists — Music for Films III Various Artists — Music for Films III
(Hannibal HNCD 1488, 1988/2005, CD)
Laraaji — Ambient 3 (Day of Radiance) Laraaji — Ambient 3 (Day of Radiance)
(E.G. Records EEGCD 19, 1980/1987, CD)

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