Definition of sideman in English:

sideman

Syllabification: side·man
Pronunciation: /ˈsīdˌman
 
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noun (plural sidemen)

  • A supporting musician in a jazz band or rock group.
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    • A favourite sideman of Charles Mingus in the early 1960s, Ervin went on to form one of contemporary jazz's great quartets and recorded a series of seminal albums including The Freedom Book and The Space Book.
    • Do you think you could ever be a sideman in someone else's band?
    • Duke Ellington brought an elegance to jazz composition that earned the respect of classical musicians, as well as the sidemen in his own band.

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