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Allen Blairman (born August 13, 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz drummer best known for his collaboration with Albert Ayler and Mal Waldron Allen Blairman is living in Heidelberg, Germany since 1971.
In 1968 blairman moved to New York, where he worked with Charles Mingus, Chet Baker and Archie Shepp a.o..In 1970 he played with Albert Ayler at the Fondation Maeght in France. In 1972 he toured Europe with Karl Berger. He recorded with Mal Waldron for Enja,and with Albert Mangelsdorff. In 1976 he played with German Jazz rock groupe Embryo. In France he collaborated with Bireli Lagrene. 1991 he recorded "Life at the Montreux Music Festival" in trio-formation with Günter Lenz and Uli Lenz